Highland Paradise

Explore the magical and mythical Iceland highlands from the air!

Price: 89.900 ISK   Ι    Duration: ~ 80 minutes


  • Great view for all passengers
  • Pilot guided Helicopter tour

Main Sights

  • Eyjafjallajökull
  • Þórsmörk
  • Markarfljótsgljúfur canyon

What to bring

  • Your camera
  • Warm jacket

Highland Paradise

Iceland’s highlands are a treasure-trove of vast and diverse nature untouched by human hand. These mythical landscapes are home to some of Iceland’s greatest natural wonders, from vast desolate lava plains to volcanic glaciers and serene lakes. Let us show you on this scenic helicopter tour from Hvolsvöllur which includes one landing.

On this helicopter flight we will take an up close and personal look at the famed Icelandic highlands. This centerpiece of the Icelandic country is a vast expanse of land which is home to a wealth of stunning landscapes and geological wonders, but is uninhabitable due to its harsh climate and only possible to safely visit in the summertime. That is, unless you are able to fly there by helicopter! We can offer a unique chance to see the magical highlands all year round, from the warmth and comfort of your leather seat up in the sky. 

The flight takes you over the notorious glacier volcano Eyjafjallajökull before soaring over the mountainous valleys of cherished nature reserve Þórsmörk which is nestled between two glaciers. Its majesty is such that the Viking settlers aptly named it “Valley of Thor”. We fly over lake Álftavatn (Icelandic for “Swan lake”), and the imposing green mountain Mælifell which towers over its surrounding black sand plains. Our tour also takes us over the fearsome Katla caldera and the incredible Markarfljótsgljúfur canyon which stretches for miles of rocky edges. We’ll land at a special landing spot along the way, to let you touch foot on a part of Iceland way off the beaten track.

At the tour’s conclusion you’ll have seen in an hour’s flight time a great number of amazing sights which otherwise can take days of strenuous hiking and river crossing to get to witness. Don’t miss your chance to see what Iceland is really about, the wild and uncharted paradise of the highlands! 

Note: This tour departs from Voðmúlastaðir, Hvolsvöllur. 


Duration: Helicopter Tour: ~ 80 minutes

Departure times: Morning departure is between 9 am and 12 am, afternoon departure is between 1 pm and 5 pm. After receiving your booking we will reply to you with your exact departure time. Please note that during wintertime, we are limited by short daylight time, so our operation time gets a little shorter. If you prefer a special departure time, please specify that during the booking process and we will do our best to accomodate your wishes.

Departure point: Voðmúlastaðir, Hvolsvöllur (our meeting point on google maps)

Difficulty: Easy

Availability: All year

Included: One landing, great view for everyone, pilot guided helicopter tour, small groups (5 people max)

What to bring: Closed waterproof shoes, your camera, warm jacket

Minimum age: There is no age limit for our tours, but children and infants under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Good to know: Our main objective is to make sure our customers get the best experience possible. With that and everyone’s safety in mind, we reserve the right to cancel a tour or change the itinerary due to weather conditions and/or any other factors beyond our control. Please read our terms and conditions for more information before booking your tour and note that routes marked on map, are for reference only and can change. Helicopter landings are only made when deemed safe by our pilots and can be subject to weather and seasonal conditions.

Minimum number of passengers: 4 passengers



Please arrive at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time stated on your ticket. If you arrive after departure time, your place on the tour can’t be guaranteed or refunded.

The meeting point for “Highland Paradise” is at Voðmúlastaðir, Hvolsvöllur on road 253, right off ring road one.

Driving time to Voðmúlastaðir from Reykjavík is around 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Here is a link to our meeting point on google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Ldn19Sn55L9mXFzH8


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