Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Best of South Iceland Tour

Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Best of South Iceland Tour
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$3255.31
Duration: 7 hours
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See more of south Iceland than you could cover on a standard tour, with this once-in-a-lifetime helicopter flight from Reykjavik! Flying around Iceland’s south coast and several national parks, the exciting 5-7-hour tour includes aerial views of the starkly beautiful wilderness that is difficult to see by foot or coach. Pass above Golden Circle landmarks . The helicopter flight includes three stops One of which is at the Glacier Lagoon. The other two depend on weather conditions but the most common ones include Fimmvörðuháls´s by Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and Hrafntinnusker geothermal area.

Make your own way to Reykjavik Domestic Airport in time for your flight, and then listen to a quick safety briefing before following your pilot into your helicopter. 

Watch the busy urban sights of the city fade from your view, and then turn your attention to the raw beauty of the Icelandic landscape stretched out around you. Your route starts in a southeast direction, heading along the country’s wild and windswept south coast. Boasting some of Iceland’s most fascinating lava fields and black-sand beaches, the coastal area is also home to the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier as well as some eye-catching waterfalls.

Continue admiring the scenery as you fly toward the glacier lagoon at Jökulsárlón, and then touch down to enjoy roughly 30-45 minutes of free time. Perhaps take a boat ride on the vast glacier lake at your own expense, or use your time to explore on foot, seeing the lagoon’s icebergs and seals.

Return to your helicopter and fly west over the sweeping plains of Vatnajökull National Park, past Hvannadalshnúkur (Iceland’s highest peak), to the gloriously remote Fjallabak nature reserve. Peer down at the highland lakes and ice-braided rivers that few visitors see, and pass alongside the mist-shrouded mountains that rise steeply from the landscape’s volcanic depths.

From Fjallabak, soar around the colorful mountain ranges that permeate Landmannalaugar — a hotbed of geothermal activity — and see some of the big-name Golden Circle sights such as Thingvellir National Park, Geysir hot springs and Gulfoss, a waterfall in the Hvítá River canyon. Ogle lesser-known yet equally impressive sights such as Hekla volcano and Hrafntinnusker, a 3,700-foot (1128-meter) mountain, and then loop back to Reykjavik Domestic Airport where your tour finishes. During this trip we will make three landings. One of which is at the Glacier Lagoon. The other two depend on weather conditions but the most common ones include Fimmvörðuháls´s by Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and Hrafntinnusker geothermal area

See more of south Iceland than you could cover on a standard tour, with this once-in-a-lifetime helicopter flight from Reykjavik! Flying around Iceland’s south coast and several national parks, the exciting 5-7-hour tour includes aerial views of the starkly beautiful wilderness that is difficult to see by foot or coach. Pass above Golden Circle landmarks . The helicopter flight includes three stops One of which is at the Glacier Lagoon. The other two depend on weather conditions but the most common ones include Fimmvörðuháls´s by Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and Hrafntinnusker geothermal area.