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Heli Glacier Hike from Reykjavík

Available
All year
Duration
5 hours
Min.age
10 years
Difficulty
Easy

Take an exclusive helicopter and glacier hike combo tour from Reykjavík. Fly over the inspiring black sand beach, volcanos, glaciers and waterfalls of the south coast of Iceland. If you are seeking a personal experience far from the crowds, which combines the beauty of Iceland’s nature with the exciting glacier activities on offer, this is the tour for you.

Highlights

  • Reykjavík
  • Vatnajökull glacier
  • Lakagígar
  • Landmannalaugar
  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Katla volcano
  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • Reykjavík Airport
  • South Coast

What's included

  • Scenic helicopter flight with multiple landings
  • Certified glacier guide
  • Rain-gear
  • Technical glacier equipment
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Private transfer to the heliport in Reykjavík

Itinerary

With the combination of an exhilarating helicopter ride, magnificent scenery, and an exhilarating hike through the most spectacular glacier features, it’s no wonder our guests often label this tour as the highlight of their visit to Iceland.

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík and drive you to Reykjavik domestic airport, where the heliport is located. After a short briefing on your route, you will board the helicopter and take to the skies.

You will spend a few minutes circling above the Reykjavík, exploring and admiring the colorful tin roofs and landmarks such as Harpa Concert Hall and Hallgrímskirkja church.

After admiring the capital area from above, you’ll fly along the magnificent South Coast towards the glacier Sólheimajökull. You’ll explore all of the natural wonders that make this region so famous. Waterfalls,  volcanoes, magical beaches, ice caps, and lava fields will all pass by, so don’t forget to bring your camera.

The helicopter will land on the glacier, turn off the blades and give you some time to get your crampons and all of your glacier hiking equipment in place. Your glacier guide will provide a safety talk with crampon practice, before exploring the glacier ice itself. You will take an exciting and informative glacier hike on the safest and most spectacular route available on the glacier. Because the glacier is fast-moving, its features are constantly changing – you might find yourself between towering enormous walls of ice, walking through blue ice tunnels, sliding through narrow crevasses or witnessing the glacier calving. You’ll see the glacier in a unique state and no two trips are ever quite the same.

During your glacier hike, your guide will share with you their knowledge of the glaciers and volcanoes in Iceland. You’ll come away from your trip not only with a sense of awe at this majestic beauty but a whole new understanding of why this arctic island is so special.

After the hike, you’ll get back on the helicopter and take a scenic flight over volcanos, rivers, and deltas on your flight to Reykjavík. When we touch down in Reykjavík, your guide will drive you back to your accommodation.

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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!

Operation:
This tour is operated by our trusted partner.

Pick-up:
Please note we offer pick-up service from authorized pickup points in the Reykjavik downtown area. We can unfortunately not offer pick-up service from Airbnb or private apartments, nor Keflavik Airport for our tours. If your pick-up location is not on our pick up list in the booking form then we kindly ask you to locate the closest pick-up point to your accommodation. It might take up to 30 min for our guides to reach your pick-up point, so please wait patiently for us to arrive. As much as possible be prepared and ready to go.

Booking:
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 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply to your message as soon as possible.

Prices:
All prices are per person. When you are traveling alone, or in an odd-numbered group, you must make sure to book the single ride option for the solo participant. 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 to 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 to reschedule your tour for another day.

What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, 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 on the glacier and they can get wet. You or your passenger can wear a small backpack or a camera bag while riding. Please ensure all zips, straps, and flaps are secured when your snowmobile is in motion. Bring some snack or packed lunch. Bring your personal daily medications if required – please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

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

Payment and cancelation:
Full payment is required at 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 prior to departure will be fully charged.

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