Volcano helicopter tour in Iceland

Soar in helicopter from Reykjavík above an ancient volcano with geothermal vents

Dare yourself to discover Iceland from the highest point possible by reserving a helicopter tour and ride which passes over one of the most impressive areas of the island, a geothermal zone. Fly above the Hellisheiði Plateau, the geothermal area of Hengill, Nesjavallavirkjun, Hellisheiðarvirkjun, the Bláfjöll mountain range, the lava fields and craters of Kristnitökuhraun and Reykjavik on this awe-inspiring flight in which you will be shown the most volcanic side of Iceland, the Land of Ice and Fire. The tour lasts approximately 50-60 minutes, including a touch down of about 15 minutes in a geothermal zone of an ancient volcano.
Check out this other amazing helicopter ride above and around Reykjavík. 





Helicopter tour in Iceland

Included in the price:
Helicopter excursion of 25-50 minutes with an extra 15-minute landing in the geothermal area of an ancient volcano, local VAT, English-speaking pilot/guide (in one)
It is recommended to reserve your spot online several days ahead of the date you wish to attend, in order to guarantee availability.
Minimum age requirements:
This excursion is apt for all ages. Children ages 2-12 receive a discount.
Place(s) of the excursion:
Departure from the domestic airport in Reykjavík.
50-60 minutes in total (25-50 minutes of flight time)
There are several scheduled departures in the morning and in the afternoon. The morning departure times vary between 08:00 a 13:00 and the afternoon times between 13:00 a 20:00. Please keep in mind that during the winter months, the operations start earlier due to the fact that there is less light during this time of year which will affect visibility during the flight.


On this guided flight, we take off from the domestic airport in Reykjavík and fly above one of the most active volcanic zones on the island, the Hellisheiði Plateau, where you will see the lava fields covered in moss which stretch until the horizon, interwoven with colorful mountains of basalt, misty thermal springs and the very same central geothermal vents that supply heat to Reykjavi.

We will be sure to touchdown outside of the typical tourist routes in order to present firsthand, the most remote side of Iceland. In the geothermal area of Hengill, names as such because of the Hengill Volcano, one can witness the complete nature of Iceland. We will take you to some thermal springs and in the spring you may be surprised with a glimpse of the wild sheep which roam through the valley. But no matter the season, this area offers magical, colorful and beautiful vistas.

On the way back, we will be delighted with a panoramic view above Reykjavik, so that you have the unique sight of the capital of Iceland. The helicopter flight lasts for a total of 25-50 minutes, flying above the various mentioned ‘hotspots’: the Hellisheiði Plateau, the geothermal area of Hengill, Nesjavallavirkjun, Hellisheiðarvirkjun, the Bláfjöll mountain range, Reykjavik, the lava fields of Kristnitökuhraun and the craters. The total duration of the visit is approximately 50-60 minutes as this includes a 15-minute landing in a geothermal area on the ancient volcano.

More information: If the weather conditions do not permit for a helicopter flight, the provider will try to change the time and/or day of the flight. If this is not possible, the total payment will be returned. You can also see this other helicopter ride tour which soars above Reykjavik, showing the goregous landscapes and coastal views.

What you need to bring: We highly recommend that no matter the time of year that you come to visit Iceland, you come prepared for the cold! This means packing and wearing very warm and insulated clothing. We suggest waterproof and windproof jackets, pants and shoes/boots. As well, it is advisable to wear several layers and add a hat, scarf, mittens, gloves and sunglasses and bring a camera.



Helicopter tour to a geothermal area in Iceland
Discover Iceland from the highest point possible.

Important note: All of the activities on the glacier happen according to the full and complete responsibility of the clients. ISLANDICA s.r.o. does not take responsibility for any incidents that occur involving the participants while on the excursion. Any action taken by the participants, is at their own risk and ISLANDICA s.r.o. is not liable for any harm, damage or injuries experienced by the participants. By signing up for and making a reservation for this or any other tour, excursion or outing with ISLANDICA s.r.o. the participants accept these conditions. It is possible that the participants will be asked to sign a waiver to ensure understanding of these conditions, declaring that he or she is conscious of the inherent risks that come with these activities. Code NF. ID727