Go for Scenic Adventures with these Top Notch Iceland Helicopter Tours
Iceland., The Nordic island country sandwiched between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic is famous for its volcanoes with names you won’t have an idea how to pronounce, for instance, Eyjafjallajökull. The country is home to around 350,000 Icelanders and is renowned for its awe-inspiring and wondrous landscape, rugged mountaintops, and spectacular bird colonies – which you won’t really experience to the fullest until you see it all from the sky. The best way to do that is none other than to take Iceland helicopter tours.
Iceland helicopter tours are unique and one-of-a-kind way to explore Iceland. It’s a whole different thing experiencing the country from a bird’s eye view. Helicopter tours may have a reputation for being pricey but it’s definitely worth every dollar, or rather Icelandic krona (ISK) that you spend.
Top Notch Iceland Helicopter Tours
Helicopter tours are a distant dream for most people because of its huge tag price. If you are in Iceland though, your experience won’t be complete without seeing the sights from a very different perspective.
The following are some of the helicopter best organized tours in the world only found in Iceland:
- Nordurflug Helicopter
Nordurflug Helicopter refers to its team of experts as professional and passionate and takes pride in their solid experience when it comes to Iceland helicopter tours. They are the largest company that provides helicopter services in Iceland and only employ experience pilots who are experts too when it comes to mountainous terrains and Icelandic weather.
For your Iceland helicopter tours, you can choose from seven helicopter tours which are offered by Nordurflug. Take note that all tours start and end in the city’s capital, Reykjavik. If traveling with a special someone on a limited budget, you can choose their “Reykjavik from the Air” helicopter tour. This helicopter tour is only for 15-20 minutes and you and your special someone can enjoy a bird’s eye view of both the northern and southern regions of the capital. You’ll also be able to see the towns in the neighboring areas and the countryside surrounding
The most expensive and by far the best Iceland helicopter tours that Nordurflug offers are “Wonders of Westfjords” and “Magical Myvatn”. “Wonders and Westfjords” is known to be the best tour for three or more friends who are traveling and sightseeing together. Experience being flown above Westfjords where a dramatic flora and fauna can be seen from the sky. The landscape is epic and majestic in all the sense of the word. Nordurflug recommends this tour highly for “those who think they’ve seen it all but are ready to be proven wrong”. Last but not the least is the Magical Myvatn helicopter tour, where you can get the best view of Vatnajökull, the biggest glacier in Europe provided that the skies are clearest. You will also be flown in the glacier river that makes up the Dettifoss waterfall and the awe-inspiring landscape of Mývatnssveit. Whichever of these two is it that you’re going to pick (or you can pick both), you’ll be assured of an unforgettable experience.
103 Reykjavik, Iceland
- Helo Helicopter Service of Iceland
Helo wants tourists to know that they are also in awe of the Icelandic nature; despite being its residents and that they consider flying you over the different Iceland scenic sights a pleasure and a privilege. They offer 10 Iceland helicopter tours including private flights and photo flights. The most expensive and probably the best and most ambitious helicopter tour they offer (which isn’t a private flight) is the “Jökulsárlón exotic palette” helicopter tour. It begins in Reykjavik and ends in it, too.
You’ll be able to see the exotic colors of Icelandic nature from above and the geothermal gourds, black sand beaches, and fairy-blue ice cliffs during the ride. Be sure to bring your camera and a memory card with the biggest available space! This helicopter tour is best for people who are traveling as a group as it can accommodate a minimum of 4 persons per scenic tour.
Helo Helicopter Service of Iceland
+354 561 6100
- Air Iceland
Air Iceland is another company which offers helicopter services that will definitely make your Iceland helicopter
tours unforgettable. If you are on vacation in Iceland for a longer period of time, Air Iceland has several 13-day tours you can choose from which include optional excursions. You can fly to Akureyri to get a view of the waterfalls, the sulfuric Hverarond mud pots, and the famous Krafla volcano. You can also get a peek of the Myvatn lagoon’s geothermal waters and experience some sightseeing in Dimmuborgir.
They also offer a shorter tour called Nature’s Hot Spot for Iceland helicopter tours. It’s an eight-day Icelandic helicopter tours which travels to the Westman Island where you can get a bird’s eye view of the volcanic eruption that happened in 1973. You also have the option to go in an excursion which includes a boat ride and exploration of rock caves. This tour also begins and ends in Reykjavik and offers some discounts for tourists who are under 11 years of age.
101 Reykjavik, Iceland
- Eagle Air Iceland
Having flow thousands of locals and tourists since 1971, Eagle Air is a family-operated helicopter services company which provides six exciting air tours that you should consider for your plans for Iceland helicopter tours. They offer the “Power of Nature” scenic flight, which is a five-hour travel to Heimaey Island. This long flight is very well worth the waiting time since you’ll be able to view a lot of majestic landscape from above. Once within the island’s vicinity, you’ll be able to view the volcanic crater and the ruins caused by the volcanic eruption which occurred in 1973. This tour also flies over the amazing and breathtaking glaciers and waterfalls of Gullfloss.
If you want to opt in for shorter Iceland helicopter tours, the two-hour “Ice and Fire Glaciers and Volcanoes” tour is highly recommended for you. This scenic tour would fly you above the Hekla Volcano and get you to visit the ruins from the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in 2010. This helicopter tour will also allow you to get a tour of the Thorsmork Nature Reserved.
The best thing about Eagle Air Iceland is the customized Iceland helicopter tours. They will allow you to choose the sites you wanted to fly to. While this can be costly compared to regular tours, Eagle Air Iceland guarantees an experience of a lifetime. Choose this route if you have the budget.
Eagle Air Iceland
101 Reykjavik, Iceland
- Reykjavik Helicopters
Looking for Iceland helicopter tours which can happen at a time you wanted regardless of how strange the time might be? You’ll be glad to know Reykjavik Helicopters can do just that for you because their service team is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. As long as the weather is suitable for flying, rest assured that they’ll be able to accommodate your request. Reykjavik Helicopters is known to be a premium helicopter tour provider for Iceland helicopter tours which only guarantees unforgettable journeys while in the sky. The company prides itself with pilots who are multi-lingual and experts when it comes to the varying conditions of the Iceland skies and weather.
Reykjavík Airport (city airport)
Whichever you choose among these top five companies offering helicopter services in Iceland, you are guaranteed to get your money’s worth for your Iceland helicopter tours. Early and advanced reservations are recommended and if you have any questions, you can visit the website of each company and shoot them a message. You can also give them a call so you can get your questions answered real time.
Different Modes of Transportation to Iceland
For the time that you won’t be inside a helicopter flying above the majestic “Land of Ice and Fire” for your Icelandic helicopter tours, here are the following ways to get around the majestic country.
- Guided tour
If you have a large budget and wanted to go to specific spots in Iceland without fearing you might get lost, then traveling with a tour guide is recommended for you. Most tour guides in Iceland are knowledgeable and are able to get you to spots you want go to in a shorter period of time as compared to when you’re doing it alone. Also, if you don’t have company and wanted to experience Iceland helicopter tours, you can have your tour guide join you (if you’re feeling generous) or just consult your tour guide which helicopter company is the going to offer you the best deal.
- Car rental
Whether it is a regular car or an adventure vehicle that you want rent and ride, there are plenty of car rental companies in Iceland. You can travel at your own pace and you can get lost in your adventure whenever you want. Though it will require more planning, it’s another way to get a feel of Iceland aside from Iceland helicopter tours.
If you have just the right amount of budget and less time, then bus tours would be a good fit for you. You can save some dollars which you can use to add up to your budget for Iceland helicopter tours.
Many travelers in Iceland also tour the country using bikes. If you decide to choose this method of transportation, just make sure to bring your rain gear. It’s another way to save some dollars which you can add to your allocation for Iceland helicopter tours.
Hitchhiking is referred to as the ultimate way to save in your budget. Many tourists hitchhike in an effort to save money. Just keep in mind to bring rain gear also for a more comfortable ride. The money you can save in hitchhiking is something you can use instead for unforgettable activities like Iceland helicopter tours.
Things to Pack for Your Iceland Adventure
As they say, it’s better to be safe than sorry. It’s best to bring the following things during your Iceland helicopter tours and adventure to help you be protected all the time and to minimize the chances of accidents from occurring.
- Hiking boots
- Rain hat, windbreaker with a hood
- Mosquito face net
- Eye shades
- Walking Stick
- Refillable water bottle
- Wool socks
Iceland Helicopter Tours Are Worth a Try
If you want to experience Iceland from a unique and spectacular perspective, a helicopter tour is the best way to experience the “Land of Ice and Fire”. You may think helicopter tours are just for the rich and famous but when in Iceland, you can experience Iceland helicopter tours yourself or with company for a price that’s worth it and within the reach of most budgets. Book a flight to Iceland and prepare to be amazed with your Iceland helicopter tours!
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