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Explore moss-covered lava fields, colorful mountains, and steaming hot springs from above with a landing off the beaten track of the Hengill geothermal area. Look down on its entire splendor from the quiet and comfortable seat of a helicopter. The helicopter leaves from Reykjavik domestic airport, just a few minutes from the center of the city (aka not Keflavik!)


  • Helicopter Tour
  • Hengill Geothermal Area
  • Reykjavik from Above
  • Hot Springs


  • Reykjavik from above
  • Landing at Hengill

What to bring

  • Warm clothes
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Camera

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration 50-60 minutes
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age No min age
Ratio 1:10
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No


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This one of a kind sightseeing flight will allow you to discover Iceland's geothermal energy from above. Look down on in its entire splendor from the quiet and comfortable seat of a helicopter. The helicopter leaves from Reykjavik domestic airport, just a few minutes from the center of the city (aka not Keflavik!)

Witness Iceland’s subterranean energy from the sky as you soar above the volcanic landscape, over geothermal pools and power plants, lava fields and craters. We will take a brief rest to witness the raw, primeval energy rising up from the earth beneath us.

After the quick stop, we will fly over the Hengill volcano, south of Thingvellir. Hengill is still active, as evidenced by the numerous hot springs and fumaroles in the area, but don’t panic, the last eruption occurred almost 2000 years ago! We will stop here to take advantage of some of the hot springs in this area first hand. The springs are calcium-rich solfatara and boiling water runs several feet under the earth’s surface, producing a multitude of steaming fumaroles all around.

This volcano is an important source of energy for the south of the country, which is utilized at the Nesjavellir and the Hellisheidi power stations, some 11 km south of it. Both power stations are operated by Orkuveita Reykjavíkur (Reykjavik Energy) where groundwater is heated and distributed to the district.

Geothermal, high-pressure steam is also used to produce electricity.

Finally, our tour flight concludes after we ascend over Reykjavik, with its colorful houses adding to a great aerial overview of the city.

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

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!


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.

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 super 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.

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.

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.

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

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