Essential Iceland

Essential Iceland

An extensive highlight reel of the things that make Iceland... well, Iceland! This action-packed half-day 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. This sightseeing tour will surprise you with aerial views of the famous Golden Circle, as well as the vast Landmannalaugar region. 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! Sights: Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, Landmannalaugar Geothermal Area, Þórsmörk, Eyjafjallajökull Glacier Volcano, Gullfoss waterfall, Háifoss waterfall The total duration of the tour is 3-4 hours. 2 - 3 hour guided helicopter flight and two 15-20 minute landings on a scenic spot. Please note that during winter this tour is highly depending on weather and daylight. We are constantly monitoring the weather and we give updates in the hours before the tour. But don´t be discouraged! We operate all year long – the weather is an exciting part of the experience

Price

175.900 ISK per person

Duration

3 - 4 hours

Landings

2

Minimum

3 Persons. *Only 1 or 2?

   

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