Essential Iceland: An extensive highlight reel of the things that make Iceland… well, Iceland!
This action-packed half-day Essential Iceland journey brings you the ultimate sample of Iceland’s natural and cultural highlights. From stunning glaciers, volcanoes, and waterfalls, to marvels of human history and engineering, you will see, feel, and understand what makes Iceland so unique.
Quintessential sightseeing tour
This sightseeing tour will surprise you with aerial views of the famous Golden Circle, as well as the vast Landmannalaugar region. Even though almost every tourist checks out the Golden Circle, not everyone can say that they saw it from above! That’s pretty cool.
Fly over the foundations of the world’s oldest existing parliament at Þingvellir, through the geothermal explosions of Geysir and the power plants that harness their energy.
Gaze at the technicolour mountains around Landmannalaugar and thread the needle between the cascading glaciers of Þórsmörk, to the site of Eyjafjallajökull’s world-famous 2010 eruption. From here, follow a trail of towering waterfalls as they drop out of the mountains to black sandy coastlines of newborn volcanic islands, then make a right turn and follow the sky back to Reykjavík!
This is a quintessential Icelandic sightseeing tour, which you get to experience in a helicopter! Nothing beats hovering over natural wonders and experience the power of Icelandic nature from above. This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity and you better make sure your camera is fully charged, because you will take a lot of photos. We can guarantee that!
Sights: Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, Landmannalaugar Geothermal Area, Þórsmörk, Eyjafjallajökull Glacier Volcano (you know, the one that’s super difficult to pronounce).
The total duration of the tour is 3-4 hours – 2,5-3,5 hour guided helicopter flight and two 15-20 minute landings on a scenic spot. Depending on helicopter type and weather.