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Fire And Ice By Helicopter

Marvel at the stunning Glymur waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, and the Hellisheidi mountain range, all via helicopter, and land on a glacier with this phenomenal Reykjavik tour.

Fire and Ice by Helicopter

This epic aerial adventure begins with an overview of Reykjavik, before witnessing the stunning Glymur waterfall. Fly towards a glacier and land for a refreshing stroll, then head to lovely Thingvellir National Park for its snow-capped mountain peaks. This Reykjavik tour is ideal for travelers who demand the extraordinary.

A certified pilot will first fly you above Reykjavik. Then accelerate towards the Glymur waterfall, pouring pristine waters 650 feet below into the Hvalfjordur (fjord), and fly towards a nearby glacier. When you touch down on an area accessible only by helicopter, step out onto the ice and breath in some of the freshest alpine air on earth.

Thereafter, you'll be whisked away toward the colorful mountain ranges at Thingvellir National Park. UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage site in 2004, and you'll instantly know you're in the midst of rare, natural beauty.

When your pilot flies above the hot, bubbling water flowing down the rugged slopes of the Hellisheidi mountain range, you'll clearly see why locals call this "Steam Valley." Reykjavik loosely translates to "Bay of Smoke," due the continental rift separating America and Europe, which produces tectonic plate activity responsible for its volcanic eruptions. Explore the geothermal area Hengill, where you land for a refreshing stroll around the bubbling hot springs.

With the wind in your hair, you'll then return to Reykjavik. This is the ideal outing to book for adventure, exhilaration, and phenomenal natural beauty.

Starting At
 
Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Small
 
Activity Type(s)
Scenic
 
Tour Duration
3 Hours
 
Activity Level
Easy
 
Tour 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
 
Special Instructions
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.
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ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

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In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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