GEOTHERMAL HELICOPTER TOUR

FROM 49,900 ISK

See Iceland from a unique perspective with this Geothermal Helicopter Tour that has you landing on a geothermally active, old volcano! You’ll take off from central Reykjavik, fly over moss covered lava fields, and ancient volcanic systems, overlook the steam billowing from the Hellisheiði Geothermal plant, before landing and wandering around amongst bubbling mud pots and hot springs.

You’ll be whisked away from Reykjavik, and the crowds, on this flightseeing tour, witnessing some of the countries raw energy first-hand. The Hengill geothermal area, named after the Hengill volcano, allows you to witness upfront the untouched Icelandic nature. You will feel the warmth and power of the hot springs and boiling mud pots at the landing site. Sheep are often found wandering around the valley in the summer, heading out into this valley in search of the tastiest grasses and greenery. You will get to explore this geothermal areas as nature intended, with no safety ropes or boardwalks, just pure Icelandic nature. No matter the season or time of year you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views!

Needless to say, this sightseeing tour will leave you feeling more acquainted to Iceland and it’s unique landscapes. The total duration of the tour is 50-60 minutes with a 25-35 minute guided flight and a 15-20 minute landing at the Hengill Geothermal Area.

Don’t miss this chance to experience Iceland in a completely different way!

Tour Highlights

OPERATES
All year

START TIME
TBC upon booking

DURATION
50 – 60 minutes

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Easy

GROUP SIZE
Min. 2 people.
Max. 5 per helicopter

MINIMUM AGE
None

PRICE – ISK
Adult – 49,900 ISK
Child (2-12) – 37,425 ISK

USD
Approx. $389
Approx. $292

EURO / GBP
Approx. €319 / £289
Approx. €239 / £216

ADD MORE ADVENTURE!?

For those looking to upgrade their adventure, and get to discover even more of Iceland’s volcanic settings. Rather than fly back to Reykjavik after landing at the geothermal site, meet with one of Hidden Iceland’s wonderful guides to add more adventure! After the geothermal landing you would be dropped closer to the Reykjadalur valley, where a Hidden Iceland guide will be waiting for you. Together with your guide you will take the short walk down into the valley. This stunning valley has a river running through it that is geothermally heated, warm enough to bathe in, so bring along your bathing suit and towel!

After the relaxing dip, your Hidden Iceland guide will lead you on a great hike out of the valley. The walk past colourful rhyolite mountains, more hot springs and even a waterfall really does make you feel like you are in the highlands of Iceland. The hike is approximately three kilometres to reach the Hidden Iceland vehicle.  We’ll make a short stop in the town of Hveragerði for coffee and snacks, before taking the short drive to Raufarhólshellir, or The Lava Tunnel. This is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as you’ll walk the same path that lava flowed during the Leitahraun eruption 5200 years ago.The formations and colours within the scorched earth of The Lava Tunnel have to be seen to be believed. We will drop you back in Reykjavik after the Lava Tunnel tour.

Hidden Iceland operates this optional tour add-on by request. This add on is approximately 4.5 hours from when you disembark the helicopter, until you will be dropped back in Reykjavik. The optional add-on is priced from 185,000 ISK for 1-5 people (one helicopter) and is inclusive of Hidden Iceland guide, transport and Lava Tunnel tour admission. For 6-9 people (second helicopter) the total price of the add on is 236,000 ISK.

Please email info@hiddeniceland.is to get more info and book this optional add-on.

GEOTHERMAL TOUR STARTING LOCATION

The Nordurflug 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 the 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 of Perlan, with their interactive natural history museum.

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 and weather-proof shoes are best for this tour. In winter it is especially important to wear good shoes since you’ll be walking on the snow. Sitting in a helicopter itself is not cold, it is similar to sitting in a car.

If the weather forecast is not looking promising then 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 options A and B are not possible then you will be given a full refund!

You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland, which can affect your tour. It may be necessary to alter or cancel the tour with short notice due to weather. Just like us, Norðurflug has your safety as their number one priority!

Our friends at NORÐURFLUG operate this tour.