An extensive highlight reel of the things that make Iceland… well, Iceland! This action-packed half-day journey with NORÐURFLUG brings you the ultimate sample of Iceland’s natural and cultural highlights. From stunning glaciers, volcanoes, and waterfalls, to marvels of human history and engineering.
You will see, feel, and understand what makes Iceland so unique. This sightseeing tour will surprise you with aerial views of the famous Golden Circle, as well as the vast Landmannalaugar region. Fly over the foundations of the world’s oldest existing parliament at Þingvellir, through the geothermal explosions of Geysir and the power plants that harness their energy. Gaze at the technicolour mountains around Landmannalaugar and thread the needle between the cascading glaciers of Þórsmörk, to the site of Eyjafjallajökull’s world-famous 2010 eruption. From here, follow a trail of towering waterfalls as they drop out of the mountains to black sandy coastlines of newborn volcanic islands, then make a right turn and follow the sky back to Reykjavík!
This is a quintessential Icelandic sightseeing tour, which you get to experience in a helicopter! The major sights you will see include Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, Landmannalaugar Geothermal Area, Þórsmörk, Eyjafjallajökull Glacier Volcano, Gullfoss waterfall and Háifoss waterfall. The total duration of the tour is 3-4 hours with 2 – 3 hour guided helicopter flight and two 15-20 minute landings at scenic spots.
Don’t miss this chance to see the best of Iceland in a truly unforgettable way.
Departure: Daily from March to November
Duration: 3-4 hours
Location: Reykjavík Domestic Aiport. See below
Level of difficulty: Easy
Price: 175,900 ISK per person. Minimum 3 people. Speak to us if you are less in order to go on a waiting list or join another group
Included: 2-3 hour flight and two 15-20 minute landings
The Norduflug base is on the east side of Reykjavik Domestic Airport beside the domestic airline Eagle Air. It is behind hotel “Icelandair Reykjavik Natura” next to the airport control tower. The address is Nauthóslvegur 58d. It is a short 5 minutes drive from the City Center. In the following link you can find a map of the location: https://goo.gl/maps/41rOp
Getting there by taxi is an easy option with it being a short drive. For those arriving by car there is free parking outside Norðurflug’s office. There is a bus station close to their location called Nauthólsvegur. For information on buses please visit the website www.bus.is On a nice day we also recommend walking. It takes about 30 minutes to walk to us from Hallgrímskirkja cathedral. The area surrounding the domestic airport has some very nice sights to see on the walk too. We also recommend walking by the Nauthólsvík thermal beach and the viewing deck on top of the famous glass dome, the Pearl. To Pearl is situated on top of Öskjuhlíð where you’ll find many bicycling and walking paths which are popular amongst Icelanders.
GOOD TO KNOW:
We suggest that you wear warm layered clothing, it is Iceland after all. The wind can be cold although it’s sunny! From October to mid-April we recommend winter clothing. The volcanic ground in Iceland is uneven, rocky and rough. Sturdy toe-covered shoes like hiking boots are highly recommended. In the winter and on glacier landing tours it is especially important to wear good shoes since you’ll be walking on the snow. You are of course welcome to wear sneakers but your feet will most likely get wet and cold. Sitting in a helicopter itself is not cold, it is similar to sitting in a car.
If the weather forecast is not looking promising at the time of your booked tour Norðurflug and you have a few options :
A) Try to change the time on the same day (e.g. afternoon instead of the morning).
B) Offer for you to go on a different date (e.g. the day before or the day after).
C) If they are fully booked and can not offer options A and B they always give a full refund!
You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland, and your tour might be altered or cancelled with short notice due to weather. Just like us, Norðurflug has your safety as their number one priority!
This tour is operated by our friends at NORÐURFLUG.