Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Geothermal Landscapes

Reykjavik Helicopter Flight: Geothermal Landscapes
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$469.41
Duration: 60 minutes
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See hot springs, geysers and geothermal power plants from the air on a 50-minute helicopter tour from Reykjavik! Showcasing the otherworldly landscape just east of the capital, the flight offers aerial views of Iceland’s famous geothermal activity in action. Learn how energy is produced from the movement of tectonic plates, and see top Icelandic attractions such as the the lava field of Seltún.

Make your own way to Reykjavik Domestic Airport in time for your morning or afternoon flight, and then listen to a quick safety briefing before following your pilot into your helicopter. Take a seat next to your pilot or in the row of seats to the rear, and then fly up into the skies over Reykjavik.

Gaze down at the sights of Reykjavik and watch them slip from your view as you head toward the hotbeds of geothermal activity that lie just east of the city. Spouting hot springs — known as geysers — and power plants are abundant in this area of the country.

See steam rising from the ground against a backdrop of volcanic craters, and learn all about geothermal landscape of Iceland from your pilot. When intense heat from the Earth’s inner core is transferred to the surface by tectonic plate movement, geothermal activity or energy is created. The fiery rock and water that typifies subterranean Iceland allows the country to produce an abundance of geothermal activity, creating enough energy to supply most Icelandic homes.

Besides learning about the power plants and geothermal steam, look out for some famous Icelandic landmarks. Soar over the geothermal fields of Seltún with its mud pits and hissing solfataras (volcanic vents).

After 50 minutes in the air, fly back to the start point at Reykjavik Domestic Airport where your helicopter tour finishes.

See hot springs, geysers and geothermal power plants from the air on a 50-minute helicopter tour from Reykjavik! Showcasing the otherworldly landscape just east of the capital, the flight offers aerial views of Iceland’s famous geothermal activity in action. Learn how energy is produced from the movement of tectonic plates, and see top Icelandic attractions such as the the lava field of Seltún.