The Best Iceland Helicopter Tours You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

Iceland Helicopter Tours

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    Discover Iceland's raw beauty from the skies with our tailored list of Iceland helicopter tours. Soar over mesmerizing landscapes, from volcanoes to glaciers, and experience breathtaking adventures like volcano landings.

    These tours guarantee safety, comfort, and unforgettable memories. Don't just envision an adventure; join us and make it a reality!

    Why Choose Helicopter Tours?

    Iceland's helicopter tours are more than just sightseeing; they're an exceptional adventure, merging safety, convenience, and thrill. 

    From the aerial perspective, marvel at the stunning vistas of Iceland's diverse landscapes, from secluded waterfalls to vast glaciers. The tours ensure safety with expert pilots and well-kept aircraft. 

    With the ease of helicopter travel, you spend less time navigating tricky terrains and more time immersing in the awe-inspiring scenery. This is your chance to experience the raw beauty of Iceland like never before.

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    5 Best Iceland Helicopter Tours

    Are you ready for an adrenaline-fueled journey through the skies of Iceland? Here are our top 5 picks for the best helicopter tours in the country.

    1. Volcano and Geothermal Landing Tour

    • Price: Starting at ISK 96,900 per person 
    • Departure Point: Reykjavík Domestic Airport

    Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with the Volcano and Geothermal Landing Tour - a star attraction among our Iceland helicopter tours. This exhilarating journey allows you to explore two of Iceland's most impressive natural wonders in one go. 

    The tour starts with a visit to the Fagradalsfjall Eruption Area on the Reykjanes Peninsula, where you can marvel at the dramatic landscapes sculpted by the first eruption in nearly 800 years. The journey continues to the expansive Hengill Geothermal Area, one of Iceland's largest high-temperature geothermal zones. 

    Here, you can walk amidst hot springs and fumaroles, appreciating the vibrant colors of the geothermal landscape and the raw power of nature. This tour offers a unique blend of thrilling experiences - from landing on an active volcano to exploring geothermal hot springs and capturing stunning photos of boiling springs and gas emissions. 

    The journey concludes with a scenic return route to Reykjavík, offering an aerial view of the city's colorful houses and iconic landmarks like Hallgrímskirkja Church and Harpa Concert Hall

    Note: This tour requires a minimum of 4 passengers.

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    2. Reykjavík Summit Helicopter Tour

    • Price: Adult (13+ years): ISK 36,900, Child (2-12 years): ISK 27,675, Infant (0-1 year): Free
    • Departure Point: Reykjavík Domestic Airport 

    One of our most popular Reykjavík helicopter tours, the Reykjavík Summit Helicopter Tour, offers a unique blend of urban and natural beauty. The journey starts from the Reykjavík Domestic Airport.

    During the tour, you will be treated to scenic views of Reykjavík, flying over colorful rooftops, the iconic Hallgrímskirkja Church, the Harpa concert hall, and the city bay. The tour includes an exclusive opportunity to view the Presidential Residence from the sky and a unique mountain landing for breathtaking photography opportunities. 

    The whole tour lasts 30-45 minutes, with approximately 15-20 minutes of flight time and a 15-minute mountain landing. 

    Note: It's recommended to wear good shoes, a warm jacket, a hat, and gloves.

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    3. Volcanoes, Waterfalls, and Glacier Landing Tour

    • Price per Person: ISK 156,900 
    • Departure Point: Reykjavík Airport 

    Embark on an unparalleled adventure with the Volcanoes, Waterfalls, and Glacier Landing Tour, a comprehensive helicopter ride in Iceland. Soar over the majestic Glymur Waterfall, one of Iceland's highest waterfalls, located in the beautiful Hvalfjördur. The tour includes a tranquil landing on the pristine Langjökull Glacier, offering a serene environment and breathtaking mountain views. 

    Fly past the 9000-year-old Skjaldbreiður Volcano and overfly the historic Þingvellir National Park, home to the ancient Alþingi parliament and positioned between tectonic plates. Enjoy an aerial overview of the striking Bláfjöll Mountain Range on the Reykjanes Peninsula and the Fagradalsfjall Volcano, alive with a large lava plateau and multiple craters. 

    This tour provides a unique opportunity to appreciate Iceland's diverse landscapes without the strains of strenuous hiking while gaining valuable insights into its geological and historical significance. 

    Note: This tour requires a minimum of 4 passengers.

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    4. Inside The Volcano Tour

    • Price per Person: Adult (12+ years): ISK 110,000, Child (8-12 years): ISK 85,000 
    • Departure Point: Reykjavík Domestic Airport

    The Inside The Volcano Tour is a truly unique helicopter volcano Iceland experience, transporting you directly to the heart of Þríhnúkagígur Volcano. 

    This tour is ideal for those who prefer a less strenuous journey to marvel at the majesty of an Icelandic volcano. 

    The tour operates both in the morning, starting at 8:30 AM, and in the afternoon, with timings varying based on the season. 

    The overall duration is about 2 hours, with 40 minutes spent inside the astonishing volcano crater. The helicopter flight duration is approximately 12-20 minutes each way. 

    Note: If you don't see your desired date available on the booking site, it is recommended that you send an email for additional availability.

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    5. Geothermal Hot Springs Helicopter Tour

    • Price per Person: ISK 66,900 
    • Departure Point: Reykjavik Airport

    The Geothermal Hot Springs Helicopter Tour is one of our standout Iceland helicopter tours, offering a blend of natural spectacle and human ingenuity. The tour begins with a scenic flight over Reykjavik, providing stunning views of colorful houses, Hallgrímskirkja Church, and Harpa Concert Hall. 

    The journey then proceeds to the expansive Hengill Geothermal Area, one of Iceland's largest high-temperature geothermal zones, connected to three volcanic systems. Here, you can marvel at geological features such as old lava fields, steaming hot springs, fumaroles, vibrant mountains, and craters. The area is also home to the Nesjavallavirkjun and Hellisheiðisvirkjun power plants, playing a crucial role in Iceland's sustainable energy production. 

    The tour includes a remote landing, giving you the unique opportunity to explore geothermal wonders away from crowds and capture unforgettable photos. The return flight offers a scenic route over mountains, valleys, and mesmerizing lava fields. 

    Note: This tour requires a minimum of 4 passengers, and flights are subject to weather conditions and safety considerations. In the event of a cancelation due to weather or other uncontrollable factors, options for rescheduling or a full refund will be provided.

    Best Iceland Helicopter Tours

    Making the Most of Iceland Helicopter Tours

    To maximize your Icelandic helicopter tour experience, consider choosing suitable clothing for varied weather conditions, and don't forget your camera for those stunning aerial shots. 

    Remember, each tour offers unique experiences, from flying over stunning landscapes to landing on glaciers and volcanoes, truly bringing Iceland's diverse natural beauty within your reach. So, don't hesitate to book your helicopter tour today and embark on an Icelandic adventure unlike any other. 

    For added flexibility and convenience during your stay, consider also booking a campervan in Iceland. With the added comfort of having a home on wheels, you can explore Iceland at your own pace and truly immerse yourself in its natural wonders.

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