Experience the awe-inspiring wonder of Iceland’s Waterfalls & Valleys tour, where you’ll take flight above Reykjavik, marvel at the majestic Glymur waterfall, venture into Þingvellir National Park, and touch down in the secluded Hengill geothermal region for an unforgettable adventure.
The Waterfalls & Valleys tour showcases three primary attractions: the majestic Glymur waterfall, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Þingvellir National Park (both of which are also renowned features of the famous Golden Circle tour), and the remote Hengill geothermal area where our landing occurs. Departing from the urban expanse of Reykjavik, our journey offers glimpses of Esja, the neighboring mountain along the city’s border. Along the way, we’ll encounter Iceland’s tallest waterfall, Glymur, a well-loved hiking destination, but the aerial view from our helicopter is truly unparalleled.
Our next stop is Þingvellir National Park, where culture and nature merge in a captivating tapestry. Apart from its spiritual significance to the Icelandic populace and its pivotal role in the nation’s history, witnessing it from the skies is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. When on the ground, it’s challenging to grasp the concept that Iceland emerged from the divergence of two tectonic plates – this is precisely why we take to the air!
This tour brings you to the geothermal realm of the ancient Hengill volcano. Our landing site rests within a secluded valley adorned with natural hot springs and mud pots, accessible solely by helicopter (or, of course, by a few hours of hiking!). This untouched expanse allows you to experience the unfiltered essence of Icelandic nature – absent safety ropes and other modifications, just as Mother Earth sculpted it. This landing site is also a focal point of the Geothermal tour and the Fire and Ice tour.
Highlighted Sights on the helicopter tour: Glymur Waterfall, Þingvellir National Park, Hengill Geothermal Area, Hengill Volcano, Nesjavallavirkjun, Hellisheiðarvirkjun, Bláfjöll Mountain Range, Reykjavik City, Kristnitökuhraun Lava Field and Craters, Esja.
The entire tour spans 65 to 85 minutes, comprising a 40 to 60-minute guided helicopter flight and a 15-minute landing within a secluded geothermal region atop an ancient volcano. The precise duration may vary based on the helicopter model and prevailing weather conditions.
- 1,5 hour guided helicopter flight
- One landing on a scenic, unique and remote areas.
What to bring
- Good shoes
- Warm jacket
- Hat & gloves
Good to know
- It does not get cold in the helicopter – it is similar to sitting in a car. However, it can get cold and windy on an Icelandic mountain top.
- After submitting the booking we will inform you about the exact starting time for the tour.
- There is a minimum of 2 people per tour.