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The rocky landscape around Reykjavik tells a dramatic visual story of Iceland’s volcanic past. Begin your aerial adventure at Reykjavik Domestic Airport, where you’ll meet your experienced pilot and receive a brief safety orientation. Climb aboard a helicopter and buckle up either in the front next to your pilot or in one of the back passenger seats.

As you rise into the air and make your way east of the capital, watch all signs of civilization disappear as the rocky, lunar-like landscape comes into view. See evidence of former volcanic eruptions in the dramatic craters and rocky lava fields below, and learn about the area’s still-active geothermal properties as you watch steam rising from solfataras (volcanic vents) and bubbling mud pits. 

Get a breathtaking aerial perspective on some of Iceland’s most famous natural attractions, including spouting geysers and the hissing lava fields of Hengill Geothermal area. Fly over several clean energy power plants, and listen as your pilot explains how the movement of tectonic plates below the earth’s surface releases geothermal energy that is harnessed and used to power a large portion of homes in Iceland. 

After approximately 50 minutes in the air, return to solid ground at the Reykjavik airport and bid farewell to your pilot.
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Nordurflug Helicopter Tours
Soar above the rugged geothermal landscape of Iceland on a thrilling 50-minute helicopter tour from Reykjavik. Learn about the area’s volcanic history while taking in an amazing aerial perspective of steaming geysers, vents, craters and hot springs. Fly over the otherworldly lava fields of Hengill geothermal area for Icelandic homes on this unforgettable ride.
  • 50-minute helicopter flight over Iceland’s geothermal fields
  • Fly over the volcanic craters and geysers to the east of Reykjavik
  • Learn about Iceland’s geothermal activity from a knowledgeable pilot
  • Enjoy aerial views of important geothermal power plants and bubbling hot springs
  • Admire bird’s-eye views of top Icelandic attractions such Seltún
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Super cool way to see Reykjavik!

This tour was really cool! Great way to see ALL of Reykjavik. Our Pilot was great, he explained where we were going and what we were looking at. We landed out near a Geothermal area and were able to get out and walk around and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
This is one of the "must do" experiences

I simply cannot say enough positive things about this experience, the company, and the pilot. It really is a memorable experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highlight of the vacation

My wife and I had the amazing opportunity to do a Geothermal tour with our pilot Gisli. We were supposed to be picked up earlier in the day, however the fog was super thick and you couldn't see more than about 100ft, so they obviously...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2018
Geothermal Landing... Checked off the bucket list.

Weather was against us trying to take the Geothermal helicopter tour on our last day in Iceland, but as they say in Iceland, wait 10 minutes. So we showed up and we're able to squeeze the tour in between a break in the weather. Our...More

Thank Procomp
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

The weather was against us for a few days but the staff were very good at staying in touch with me and we were finally able to go on our final afternoon. We found it reassuring that they are clearly very safety conscious and don't...More

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Cathan E
6 April 2018|
Response from Julia F | Reviewed this property |
yes you can definitely join the trip as a solo traveller. I highly recommend the trip.
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