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Air or Helicopter Tour

Volcanoes & Glaciers Helicopter Tour

Experience Iceland's untamed glaciers and dormant volcanoes in this incredible helicopter tour.

2 Hours
Very easy
What to expect
On our spectacular volcano sightseeing tour, we overfly Þórsmörk Nature Reserve and land on Fimmvörðuháls's volcanic crater. We also fly above the infamous, and now dormant, Eyjafjallajökull Glacier Volcano whose eruption in 2010 became global news. From the top we head down its glacier tongue Gígjökull, that was split in half by hot melting lava. And if we're lucky we might even catch a glimpse of Iceland's most active volcano- Hekla, and the Westman Islands.
En route back to Reykjavik we follow the black lava sand beach that stretches hundreds of kilometers along the South Coast of Iceland. The black sand beach is a vast expanse of volcanic material laid bare by the endless tides of the ocean. With its eerie beauty, the black sands are sought after by Hollywood film studies to provide the landscape for films like Oblivion, Prometheus, and other science fiction films. 
As we continue back to Reykjavík we soar over lava fields, explore craters, and fly over the Hengill geothermal area to get a better idea of how power plants harness geothermal heat to provide clean, sustainable energy.
Sights: Þórsmörk Nature Reserve, Fimmvörðuháls Craters, Eyjafjallajökull Glacier Volcano, Hekla Volcano, Hengill Geothermal Area, Westman Islands
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What's included?
  • Guided helicopter tour which has a total time is about 2-2,5 hours with a landing on Eyjafjallajökull glacier.
What you should bring
We recommend that you wear good shoes, warm jacket, a hat and gloves. It does cold not get cold inside the helicopter (similar to sitting in a car) but it can get cold and windy on Icelandic mountain tops.
Good to know
After submitting the booking we will inform you about the exact starting time for the tour.
We will ask for additional information. If you can kindly provide us your phone number, email and approx. weight on each passenger.

Please note that this tour is weather dependent and if the weather forecast is not looking promising at the time of your booked tour we always try to
A) Try to change the time on the same day (e.g. go in the afternoon instead of the morning).
B) Offer you to go on a different date (e.g. they day before or the day after).
C) If we are fully booked and can not offer options A and B we always give a full refund!
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Reviews from other people
Thorsten Hansen

Traumhafte Helikopter Rundflüge mit fantastischen Helikoptern. Freundlicher Service und einmalige Erlebnisse. Unbedingt zu empfehlen

Mateus Dressler de Espíndola

Great pilots, wonderful service, great team!


the best team ever!!! and the best way to know Reikiavik

Eric Stevenson

My girlfriend (fiance after the tour!) and I had a great time on the Reykjavik Summit tour. The team at Norðurflug was super helpful; our pilot Solveig was especially awesome. She's a very talented pilot and gave us a great tour of the city with a landing in a lava field and she even took some amazing photos of us.

We had an excellent tour guide- Kathi - who was very accommodating and made sure we were back to the airport in plenty of time while still fitting in everything possible in our tour. Although the weather was quite cold and rainy, Kathi made it a cheery day with gorgeous scenery and interesting commentary. I am looking forward to my next visit to Iceland and will recommend Reykjanes Tours!