Glacier Landing

Price: $1170.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 1 Hour 45 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 15 minute taxi ride (not included, approximately 3100 ISK, or about $25 US, each way) from the pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing warm, layered clothing, and closed-toed, flat-soled walking shoes suitable for uneven, rocky terrain. In winter, a hat, scarf, gloves, and hiking shoes are strongly recommended.
Restrictions Persons weighing more than 120 kilograms (approximately 330 pounds) must pay an additional fee to reserve adequate space onboard the helicopter. This tour can accommodate wheelchairs. While the wheelchairs cannot fit on the helicopters, they can be stored in secure facilities.

Glacier Landing

Amazing views of Iceland's natural beauty are a short hop from downtown Reykjavik. Leaving the city, you'll head directly to a glacier accessible only by helicopter before acquiring a peek inside the crater of Skjaldbreidur, a shield volcano. On your return journey, you will fly over the astounding Thingvellir National Park. This is the ideal tour for travelers demanding exclusive views of Iceland's majestic snow-capped beauty.

Marvel at the rugged foothills and Mt. Esja, Reykjavik's tallest mountain, that serve as your backdrop while your pilot flies you to a glacier. When you touch down, step out onto the glacier and breath in some of the freshest alpine air on earth.

With the wind in your hair, you'll be off to see the crater of the shield volcano Skjaldbreidur. Visitors adore seeing this lava shield, which was created 9,000 years ago by a single eruption. As you hover above, imagine the powerful force that produced this natural oddity.

Thereafter, you'll fly over the Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, and home to Iceland's largest natural lake. Thingvellir is also home to Althing, the oldest existing parliament in the world, founded by the Vikings more than a thousand years ago. Reserve this unique aerial adventure to experience the grandeur of Reykjavik.