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Fire & Ice - Helicopter Tour

Views of Thorisjokull Glacier, Thingvellir National Park & more

Explore the ice and fire of Iceland! From the icy highlands of Thorisjokull glacier to the fiery volcano of Hengill Geothermal Area.

Around-Iceland Sightseeing Tours

The Fire & Ice tour is truly a unique opportunity to explore Iceland from the skies! This helicopter tour lasts for roughly two-hours, incorporating a couple of our most popular tours and, most importantly, it includes 2 landings! We land at Thorisjokull Glacier (ice) as well as the Hengill Geothermal Area (fire)!

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    ~2 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    No limit

  • Departs from


  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    125.900 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Experience
Helicopter Tour
Two Landings
Thorisjokull Glacier
Hengill Geothermal Area
Thingvellir National Park
Glymur Waterfall
2 Hour Helicopter Tour
2 Landings
Thorisjokull Glacier
Hengill Geothermal Area

Take to the skies via helicopter from Reykjavik Domestic Airport! We will fly over toThorisjokull, a small glacier, and volcano in the Icelandic highlands. The flight there, we prove very scenic, heading over one of Iceland’s highest waterfalls- the beautiful Glymur and saving you a day of hiking and instead of offering you a view from above, inside our warm and comfortable helicopter!

Upon landing on Thorisjokull, you are free to explore the glacier for a while, take some photos, throw a snowball, make snow angels, or simply take in the scenery and breathe in that fresh, crisp mountain air!

Back in the helicopter, we journey on continuing our flight over Þingvellir National Park. Home of the historic parliament site, Thingvellir is also famous for geology and tectonic plate valley. Overhead, we will also get a great view of Þingvallavatn, Iceland‘s largest natural lake. From the skies, you’ll be able to see the continental drift of the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates, which is only fully visible from above.

The second landing of this tour is in the remote valley of Hengill geothermal area. You can only get to Hegill by hiking for a few hours, or by a helicopter- much more convenient! This valley has hot springs and boiling mud pots that you can walk right up to and explore. It is a magical place that is beautiful all year round in any season, summer or winter.

After you’ve explored the area, it’s time to jump back into the helicopter and head back to Reykjavik Domestic Airport.

Meeting location: Reykjavik Domestic Airport, Hangar 1
Nautholsvegur road.
Map to meeting location.

Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes, and a camera.


Please note

To find a suitable departure time, we will contact you shortly after you book.

This tour is suitable for everybody, including people who although young in mind and heart, have found themselves limited as to physical activity due to health reasons or old age. This tour is a great chance for everyone who is interested to enjoy these wonders of nature personally. Wheelchair users are also very welcome.

Any passengers over 120 kg / 265 lbs / 19 stone are required to pay for 1.5 seats in the helicopter. This will ensure that everyone on the tour has a comfortable and safe ride!

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

Can the guide advise if I am eligible for rescheduling the tour and/or a refund?

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.


How does carbon offsetting work?

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

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