• Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
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Soar above the rugged geothermal landscape of Iceland on a thrilling 50-minute helicopter tour from Reykjavik. Learn about the area’s volcanic history while taking in an amazing aerial perspective of steaming geysers, vents, craters and hot springs. Fly over the otherworldly lava fields of Hengill geothermal area for Icelandic homes on this unforgettable ride.


  • 50-minute helicopter flight over Iceland’s geothermal fields
  • Fly over the volcanic craters and geysers to the east of Reykjavik
  • Learn about Iceland’s geothermal activity from a knowledgeable pilot
  • Enjoy aerial views of important geothermal power plants and bubbling hot springs
  • Admire bird’s-eye views of top Icelandic attractions such Seltún

What You Can Expect

Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Geothermal Landscapes

See Geothermal hot springs and witness the steam rising from the earth on your helicopter tour

The rocky landscape around Reykjavik tells a dramatic visual story of Iceland’s volcanic past. Begin your aerial adventure at Reykjavik Domestic Airport, where you’ll meet your experienced pilot and receive a brief safety orientation. Climb aboard a helicopter and buckle up either in the front next to your pilot or in one of the back passenger seats.

As you rise into the air and make your way east of the capital, watch all signs of civilization disappear as the rocky, lunar-like landscape comes into view. See evidence of former volcanic eruptions in the dramatic craters and rocky lava fields below, and learn about the area’s still-active geothermal properties as you watch steam rising from solfataras (volcanic vents) and bubbling mud pits. 

Get a breathtaking aerial perspective on some of Iceland’s most famous natural attractions, including spouting geysers and the hissing lava fields of Hengill Geothermal area. Fly over several clean energy power plants, and listen as your pilot explains how the movement of tectonic plates below the earth’s surface releases geothermal energy that is harnessed and used to power a large portion of homes in Iceland. 

After approximately 50 minutes in the air, return to solid ground at the Reykjavik airport and bid farewell to your pilot.

Customer Reviews

Thomas M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great tour and really nice people

Ben A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A fabulous trip to the Geothermal mountain sides with our pilot Jon. We flew in an 8 man copter and there were great views from every seat (you sit in 2 x rows of 4 - ask if you can join the pilot in the front - another bloke on our trip did and flew half the second half of the trip in the front!)


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was incredible. The area that we landed in was very picturesque. During the trip I proposed to my girlfriend of nine years. Our pilot Eggert was very knowledgeable of the island and anything that we had questions about. I would definitely fly with Nordurflug again!

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very professional operation, expertly narrated and flown by very experienced pilot. Great way to see the sights from a unique perspective -- from above and then up close. First flight for my son, who loved it. I have a couple of thousand flight hours as an Army flight surgeon and I could tell these guys knew what they were doing. Great!

jessica c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Booked geothermal tour but bad weather so had volcano tour instead. INCREDIBLE experience. FAB staff. AWESOME views. We were the only people on our flight and on the volcano we landed on. We loved having a snowball fight on top of the volcano and swooping over the sea. BEST TRIP EVER


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Highlight of the trip! Our pilot, Gisli Gislason shared an incredible amount of knowledge that enhanced the visuals of the trip.

Amy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

absolutely breath taking! a must do.

bdefazzio USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The helicopter tour was the highlight of the trip! The view over the city was phenomenal, and the pilot landed and gave us plenty of time to walk around and take pictures. Well worth the price!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wow! Just wow! As if seeing Iceland's spectacular scenery wasn't enough, I've now done it from above in a helicopter flown by a pilot who just happened to have been flying when the aerial photography for films like Walter Mitty and Prometheus was done! And he was such a nice friendly man: happy to chat about whatever we asked him. We got to fly over a massive geothermal power plant (much more interesting than it sounds) and land beside a steaming, bubbling, boiling geothermal pool and dip our fingers in a pleasantly warm stream. And the moment when the pilot used the helicopter to generate clouds of steam from the pool was just sensational. Oh, and just as a bonus, because the weather was so good, he landed on a volcano! Top that!

HTravelerUK United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Absolutely incredible tour - Iceland is a country that must be seen from the air! The tour included some of the most spectacular scenery I've ever seen, and included a stop at a hot spring high up in the mountains. Wonderful experience. The pilot was so professional - he made flying the helicopter look easy! Can highly recommend this to anyone that wants to see the real beauty of this magnificent country.

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