Fire and Ice Helicopter Tour

All year
100-130 min
No limit

Iceland - the land of Fire and Ice and the the great forces that sculpture the island are in focus in the spectacular trip! Experience the extreme contrast Icelandic nature has to offer by flying across Iceland’s volcanic landscape to land on top of a glacier! This helicopter tour is a combination of the two most popular helicopter tours: glacier and geothermal sightseeing and includes two landings: one on a glacier and one on a volcano!


  • Helicopter experience
  • Lava fields & craters
  • Reykjavik City
  • Þórisjökull glacier
  • Iceland's second-highest waterfall: Glymur
  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Þingvallavatn lake
  • The fissure between the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates
  • Hengill volcano geothermal area

*The view of the sights depends upon the weather conditions



What's included

  • Expert and certified local pilots and guides
  • 60-80 minute guided helicopter flight
  • 15-minute landing on Þórisjökull glacier
  • 15-minute landing at the Hengill volcano geothermal area


The adventure starts at Reykjavik Domestic Airport, where we head straight to the Þórisjökull glacier for our first landing. On the way, you’ll see the colorful houses of Reykjavík and the capital’s surroundings, and the stunning landscape of the West Icelandic countryside.

Before reaching the glacier, we overfly the second-highest waterfall in Iceland – Glymur. (It is actually the highest waterfall that’s accessible by hiking. Iceland’s truly highest waterfall is located deep in a glacier at an inaccessible location). Save hours of hiking and look at it from our comfortable seat in the sky!

The journey to the glacier takes us over lava fields, craters and colourful mountain ridge. Once the lava fields are behind us we enter into the highlands with all its colours and glaciers. Once we reach the glacier, you’ll get the chance to walk on it, take memorable photos, throw a snowball, make snow angels, or simply enjoy the view and take a deep breath of the fresh, crisp air. As we take to the skies to return back, you will see deep crevasses and steep ice falls that make an adventurous setting. There are no special effects like in a movie, this totally surreal setting is all real.

We peek in the crater of the majestic shield volcano Skjaldbreiður and fly over the tectonic rift separating America and Europe in the historical Thingvellir National Park, one of the attractions on the famous Golden Circle, where the historic parliament site is located and where Iceland‘s largest natural lake is. Right there, you’ll witness the continental drift of the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates that are only fully visible from above.

The second landing of this tour is in the Hengill geothermal area, which got its name from the Hengill volcano, situated in a remote valley accessible only by a few hour’s hike or by helicopter. This valley has hot springs and boiling mud pots that you can walk right up to. It is a magical place that is beautiful throughout the whole year.

On our way back, we make a scenic pass over Reykjavík to give you a unique aerial view of Iceland’s capital.

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FAQ & Important Information

The following is important information applicable to this tour. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone; we are here to make your tour exceptional!

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Meeting point:
Norðurflug Helicopter Tours, Reykjavik Domestic Airport (behind Icelandair Hotel Natura). Nauthólsvegur 58d, Building 313, 101 Reykjavik. It is only a 5-minute drive from downtown. As much as possible, be prepared and ready to go.

You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email, and we will reply to your message as soon as possible.

All prices are per person. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:
At all times, your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change, or the tour might be canceled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

In case of bad conditions or a bad forecast, we reserve the right to cancel the tour. We will let you know that the tour has been canceled by email. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or reschedule your tour for another day.

What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes and warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; a waterproof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are highly recommended. It’s best to wear boots as it’s pretty cold in the mountains and they can get wet. You or your passenger can wear a small backpack or a camera bag while flying. Bring your daily medications if required – please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions you may require assistance with.

Medical conditions:
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions you may require assistance with.

Payment and cancelation:
Full payment is required at the time of booking to secure your place. We require 24 hrs’ notice of cancellation for a refund. Any cancellation made within less than 24 hours before departure will be fully charged.

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