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About tour

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)!

Highlights

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

Included

  • 2 Hour Helicopter Tour
  • 2 Landings
  • Guided Experience
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Sightseeing

What to bring

  • Warm clothes
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Camera

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration ~2 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age No min age
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

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Itinerary

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, 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 the Hengill geothermal area. You can only get to Hegill by hiking for a few hours, or by 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.

Please keep in mind that this tour highly depends on the weather and daylight during the winter. We are constantly monitoring the weather conditions and will give you updates in the hours before this tour. But don't get discouraged! The weather and its unpredictability are part of the Icelandic experience!

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

FAQ

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.

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.

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

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.

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