Iceland’s otherworldly and fantastical landscape no longer remains a secret anymore. This stunning landscape awaits you to tread upon its glorious planes ready for you to discover its beauty. The only issue that most tourists face is that of time. Most people are on a strict schedule that does allow them with ample time to squeeze as much as they can in a single holiday. To counteract this problem, Glacier Heli is proud of its helicopter tours that lets tourists see a large area in a small amount of time. A single trip in a helicopter can allow you to see multiple incredible sights in a short span of time. Helicopter tours are specially designed to provide you with an immersive flight ride taking in the best of the country’s scenery and magnificent sights while being safe and secure gliding in the misty skies above. Follow us along as we reveal some of Iceland’s most spectacular places to fly over!
The Best of Iceland Tour: An Aerial Adventure Through the Wilderness
A beautiful collage of Iceland’s finest most spectacular landscapes! Come join us as we wade through the wilderness! This half-day tour will beguile your senses with Iceland’s natural and cultural highlands. It is especially designed for those looking to ingrain a part of their soul in the Icelandic tradition of revering nature and mankind’s unique connection to it. This day excursion will let you soak in the beauty of Iceland’s picturesque national park, mighty waterfalls, dazzling craters and the sparkling water of the Gullfoss waterfall and much more! Our professional drivers and guides will aim to make this tour the most memorable for you!
Moreover, we will help you understand Iceland form a an aerial panoramic perspective! We will help you fly high above these picturesque landscapes to beguile you with Iceland’s everlasting beauty. We will take you flying across the Golden Circle as well as the never-ending Landmannalaugar region. You will gaze upon the world’s oldest parliment at Þingvellir National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place is of considerable historical importance as it proudly boasts being the birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. You will also have a chance to gaze upon the sparkling waters of Iceland’s largest lake. Next up, will be the legendary Geysir Hot Springs and the power plant that harnesses their energy. The skyrocketing water will immerse you in the fantastical place that is Iceland.
The technicolour mountains of Landmannalaugar will take your breath away. Fly high between the cascading glaciers of Þórsmörk, to the site of Eyjafjallajökull’s world-famous 2010 eruption. From there on we will take you across a dazzling trail of towering waterfalls as the drop from the mighty mountains and mesh with the black coastlines of volcanic islands. Our tour will end with a spectacular view of the black sand beaches as we turn back towards Reykjavik.
Tales of Fire and of Ice; Þórisjökull Glacier and the Hengill Geothermal Area
The Tales of Fire and Ice Tour is an amalgamation of our most popular aerial tours! The tour also comes equipped with two landings; one on a glacier and the other on a volcano! Your adventure will commence at the Reykjavik Domestic Airport. Our experienced pilot will greet you with the warmest welcome and whisk you straight towards the Þórisjökull glacier for our first landing. During the journey towards the glacier we will fly you across the highest most bedazzled waterfall in all of Iceland; the famed Glymur! This helicopter tour will save you hours of hiking and you will enjoy the panoramic view from your comfortable seat high in the sky. Once we reach our designated landing stop atop the vast glacier; you will have a chance to meander across the glacier, take photos and make countless memories! Throw snowballs, have a snowball fight! Build your very own snow angel and try making an snowman! Just simply enjoying the stunning view is enough in its own right as well! The crisp fresh glacier air is tantalizing to your senses.
From there onwards, we will take you the Þingvellir National Park, on the Golden Circle, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place is of considerable historical importance as it proudly boasts being the birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. Here, You will also have a chance to gaze upon the sparkling waters of Iceland’s largest lake. The area weaves a colorful tapestry of Icelandic history. You will gaze upon the imprints of the Vikings when looking down the Canyon that splits the American and the Eurasian continents at the Þingvellir National Park. You will also have a chance to see the continental drift of the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates that’s fully visible from above. The second landing of this tour would be at the Hengill Geothermal Area. The area received its name from the Hengill volcano which is situated in a remote valley that can only be accessed by a helicopter or a hike. The valley boasts hot springs, boiling mud pots that you can walk towards and observe from very up close. The magical place will wrap you around its enchanted little finger and make you fall in love with the otherworldly beauty surrounding you.
Glacier Landing; Rejoice atop the Þórisjökull Glacier
Walk atop a frozen kingdom with us! The adventure will begin at the Reykjavik Domestic Airport as we head towards the famed Þórisjökull glacier. This glacier is situated in the mighty Highlands between Iceland’s second biggest glacier, Langjökull and the shield volcano. Legends say that it was named after troll who is said to have resided in a nearby cave. The glacier is approximately 1350 meters high and is a Tuya volcano dating back to the Ice Age.
We will land at the Þórisjökull glacier and let you walk around the frozen landscape admiring the everlasting pure white beauty. The feeling of walking atop a glacier is almost fantastical and magical in its realism. The fresh snow that covers the glacier all around can be used to make snow angels, have snowball fights or to just throw your hands in to marvel at the softness and the fluffiness of it all! The fresh alpine air is incredibly invigorating for the senses so take as many deep breaths as you can to replenish your soul. The peak of the glacier will let you catch a glimpse of the distinctive features of the wild highlands of Iceland. We will then head off to the shield volcano Skjaldbreiður and fly over its humongous crater.
On our journey back we will fly over the Þingvellir National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place is of considerable historical importance as it proudly boasts being the birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. You will also have a chance to gaze upon the sparkling waters of Iceland’s largest lake! You will also have a chance to look upon the the continental drift of the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates; nature’s true wonder. There is no alternative way to gaze upon the mid-Atlantic ridge than from a helicopter! We promise you that!
The Bewildering Geothermal Tour: Hengill Geothermal Area
This bedazzling tour will take you through the untouched Icelandic beauty. In the landing place of Hengill’s geothermal area which was named after the Hengill volcano; the landscape’s unique enthralling beauty will beseech your senses in a crackling deluge. These vast vistas of untouched landscapes provide an unfiltered view of the wonders of Iceland. The tour will sweep you across boiling mud pots, spectacular hot springs and sheep gnawing on the lush green that carpets the landscape. You will see nature just as God intended it and created it. Moreover, this area can be visited throughout the year as no matter the season, Hellisheiði plateau will always welcome you into its everlasting beauty. In winter the white snow carpets the landscape as the sun ripples off of the sparkling ice and casts rainbows into our eyes. It feels as if we are intruding on an isolated kingdom of ice.
Furthermore, the tour will also let you see a glimpse of the futuristic Hellisheidi Power Plant. This plant is of immense importance to Iceland as over 90% of houses in Iceland and 99% of Reykjavik homes are heated by geothermal water. The sights included in this tour will be the dazzling Hellisheiði Plateau, Hengill Geothermal Area, Nesjavallavirkjun, Hellisheiðarvirkjun, Bláfjöll mountain range, Reykjavik City, Kristnitökuhraun Lava Field and Craters. On our way back we will make a scenic aerial pass over Iceland’s glorious capital; Reykjavik. The ebb and flow of texture, color, sights and sounds will mesmerize your senses and will make you want to stay and get lost in Iceland’s untouched beauty.
The Eruption Escapade: Tour of Volcanic Eruption in Geldingadal
Join us as we whisk you away to an incredible Mordor from Lord of the Rings experience! GlacierHeli helicopter tours is now offering what you all have been waiting for! We will take you sightseeing across the eruption site in Geldingadalur; an eruption area located on Iceland’s majestic Reykjanes peninsula. The famed Fagradalsfjall volcanic site is also located here and is the area’s first eruption in over 800 years! The eruption lasted for a whopping six months straight and created sparkling and bedazzling lava fields that can still be observed by visitors today. This jaw-dropping helicopter tour will sweep you across the lush Icelandic scenery as everything below you shrinks to a spectacular panoramic perspective. Soaring over this wilderness you will witness Iceland’s most famed recent volcanic eruption. Glancing at the earth’s bellowing opening, that vast lava fields, the main crater you will get a chance to see mother nature’s spectacular force in all it’s colorful glory. Suffice to say that this tour is going to be an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones.
Dazzling Delights Helicopter Tour: Reykjavik City with landing at Mount Esja
This tour will whisk you away on a sweet exploration of Reykjavik’s vibrant cityscape and the mighty mountains that rise in the distance embracing the world’s northernmost capitol. Where else can you witness a metropolis that houses almost two-thirds of the population of a country? Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city. On this excursion, we land on a mountain peak near the city and take a break. You will be able to witness the entire city region, including its colorful roof tops, parks, and other neighborhoods.
The most well known of the mountains embracing Reykjavík, is Mt. Esja, or often called Esjan, is located in Kjalarnes, past the town of Mosfellsbaer just east of Reykjavík. Mount Esja is a mountain range formed by volcanic activity eons ago and is a sight to behold when gazed down from above. The view from this 914 metre high mountain is absolutely wonderful! You will find yourself betwixt the vast sapphire and aquamarine ocean engulfing the city shore, you will gaze upon the small islands smattering the ocean whilst the crumbling mountains take your breath away. In the distance, you will be able to observe the small and colorful settlements dotting the vast Arctic. This tour is the best way to familiarize yourself with Iceland’s majestic landscape.
We hope to see you touring the beautiful landscape of Iceland this year! Please reach out to us at Glacierheli.is, and we will get in touch with you to answer any questions that you may have.