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Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Geothermal Landscapes

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    What to Expect
    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 your flight, return to solid ground at the Reykjavik airport and bid farewell to your pilot.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Nauthólsvegur, Reykjavík, Iceland
    Departure Time
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

    8/1/2018 - 11/30/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Duration
    1h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional pilot
    • Helicopter flight
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 120kg. will be required to purchase an additional ½ seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Awesome experience. Great professional Pilot and great way to see Iceland The tour was better than expected and the pilot/guide was extremely knowledgeable about her country.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Brian C
    Reviewed 16 July 2019

    Me and my husband went on the Geothermal Tour with Samuel. The weatther was fabulous and the view amazing. I really enjoyed flying over the water, the lava, the mountains and surprisingly the city from above was also really great. We stopped for a few...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Gerlaleifs
    Reviewed 13 June 2019

    Nothing like seeing Iceland's topography from the air and then landing in a remote spot. Great pilot and helicopter was modern and felt safe. Dramatic and met every expectation. I was solo so had to book directly with them and was not a problem.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank HollyinHuntsville
    Reviewed 4 June 2019

    Our pilot, Solla, took us on an awesome ride over power plants, then landed in a hotspring area with lots of steam and bubbling water. We had the area to ourselves (group of 4) for 15 minutes and then flew back to Reykjavik. Solla was...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Karin L
    Reviewed 12 May 2019

    Just do this. I have been in helicopters all over the world, and would never pass on a chance to do it again. What a great way to get a new perspective. Jean was a great pilot! Very thorough. Very safe.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank scbaroch
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    6 April 2018|
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    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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