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Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park is a must-see sight on the Golden Circle route but the only way to fully appreciate its vastness is from above. This 1.5-hour helicopter tour from Reykjavik offers unbeatable aerial views, as you soar over the lava plains, touch down at the Geysir geothermal area, and marvel at the widening gap between the European and American tectonic plates. That’s not all: you’ll also see Reykjavik landmarks like the Imagine Peace Tower, Hallgrímskirkja church and the Harpa concert hall.

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour helicopter tour from Reykjavik
  • Marvel at Iceland’s volcanic topography from above
  • Spot landmarks like the Imagine Peace Tower and Hallgrímskirkja as you fly over Reykjavik
  • Soar over the Thingvellir National Park and see meeting point of the European and American tectonic plates
  • Touch down to see the Geysir geothermal area up close
  • On-board commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Choice of several departure times throughout the day
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Iceland Helicopter Tour from Reykjavik: Geothermal Wilderness

Soar over Iceland's geothermal landscape

Your aerial adventure begins with pick-up from your central Reykjavik hotel and a private transfer to Reykjavík Domestic Airport. After a safety briefing, jump aboard your helicopter and take off over the capital.

Gaze out over the city as your captain points out memorable landmarks such as the Hallgrímskirkja church and the Harpa concert hall, then head north to the coast. Pass over Videy Island, where you can spot the Imagine Peace Tower, built by Yoko Ono, in honor of John Lennon, then continue to Hvalfjord or Whale Bay.

Catch sight of Glymur, Iceland’s tallest waterfall, then marvel at the mighty Gullfoss falls, which are even more impressive from above. Touch down at the famous Geysir geothermal area and jump out to explore the startling volcanic landscapes up close. Snap photos of the hissing geysers, steaming fumaroles and bubbling mud pots, before hopping back on the helicopter to continue your tour.

Loop back over the vast landscape of the Thingvellir National Park and hear how the region was home to the world’s first parliament from your pilot’s on-board commentary. Nowhere is Iceland’s unique geographical location more apparent and as you soar over the park, you’ll see the gaping fissure that marks the meeting point of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

The last point of interest is the Hengill geothermal area, where the bubbling pools and clouds of sulfur create a dramatic swirl of colors on the ground below. Finally, get your camera ready for the spectacular descent into Reykjavik, where a driver will be waiting to escort you back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

robert n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Flexible enough to accommodate us during a break in the weather, superb pilot, beautiful scenery. Would love to book an extended tour with these guys/gals!

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