Mystical and Magnificent: A Tour of Mount Hengill and its Volcano
Have you ever taken a trip to Geothermal Area? If not, you do not have to worry about it. We at Tourismiceland are now going to provide you with a trip to the most active volcano sites in Iceland.
To all the adventure-loving and nature enthusiasts, we have planned a captivating journey through the mesmerizing places in Hengill Geothermal Area. In these Geothermal areas of Iceland, you will find sites where strong earthly forces create a stunning view.
You are going to visit a geothermal area where the gates of Mordor open. The journey includes you flying over the fields filled with lava, decorated with Basalt rocks & Burning hot springs.
Tourismiceland will introduce you to a chance to explore the wonders of the world and gain an experience that is worth living for.
Through the Gates of Mordor: Hengill Volcano
Do you know about the Hengill Volcano? It is a geothermal area about 40 km (25 miles) from Reykjavik.
It is one of the top tourist locations for people who are traveling to Iceland. Located in Southwest Iceland, the fame of this place comes from its large number of geysers, mud pools, and hot springs.
The Hengill Volcanic System is a land with one of the volcanos in the middle, while many small volcanoes are covering it from the sides.
It might be just a place for tourists, but the place carries huge geological importance. The complexity of these Hengill Volcanoes comes from the tectonic rupture of the European and American plates.
However, the interesting thing is that these plates are slowly moving apart now. Scientists estimate that the volcano is going to erupt every 2,000 years.
Why should you visit Hengill Geothermal Area? To make the answer simpler, in addition to the beauty of the place, it is known for its warm geothermal bathing pools.
On this Geothermal Tour, you will get a chance to explore the nearby geothermal power plants to learn about the Icelandic government’s renewable initiatives.
Finding Ways to Get to the Hengill Volcano
Do you know what’s the best way for you to explore the Hengill Volcano? The Helicopter Ride is the safest and most exciting way to get to Hengill Volcano since all other ways are going to be rough for you and tough on your budget.
In case you want to take this trip with your family, a helicopter ride might be your best option. Roads leading to Hengill Volcano are uneven, rough, and hard to commute. The biggest issue is they are so dangerous that it isn’t a rare occurrence for someone to meet an accident on them.
We at Tourismiceland recommend you use our comfortable Hengill Volcano helicopter tour.
Discovering Through a Helicopter
If you are wondering what you will see on our Helicopter tour, then don’t worry. We will share details about the Hengill Volcano. Mount Hengill is quite close to Reykjavik city.
On your trip, you will see the view of Reykjavik city that will leave you in awe. We will take you through the Black rocky terrain that is covered with snow or shrubbery. Along with these, you will be seeing beautiful Reykjavik surroundings.
Some of the other famous spots include:
- Dazzling Hellisheiði Plateau
- Hengill Geothermal Area
- Bláfjöll Mountain Range
- Reykjavik City
- Hellisheiði Plateau
- Hengill Geothermal Area
- Kristnitökuhraun Lava Field and Craters
- Food and drinks
Hellisheidi Power Plant
We will take you through Hellisheidi Power Plant, where you will be able to see a new future being built up. Plants like these are very important for Iceland since they heat over 90% of houses in Iceland and 99% of Reykjavik through Geothermal Energy.
Þingvellir National Park
While riding on your plane, we will take you through the infrastructure of Reykjavik. You will fly above the small colorful buildings, noisy and busy streets, and lastly, the beautiful coastlines and docks.
You will be able to view the scene of steam vents, the colors of hot springs, and the rough land that never fails to surprise human eyes. On the same route, you will catch a glimpse of the Þingvellir National Park. The park, because of its dramatic history, is declared a UNESCO Heritage Sight.
Hengill Geothermal Area
The Hengill area is named after the Volcano. This geothermal area has a unique landscape adorned with beauty that is going to leave you enthralled. You will be taken across the boiling mud pots, amazing hot springs, and sheep that are grazing on the lush green carpets of grass. We will help you explore the wonders of Iceland, where nature exists just as God intended to create it.
During the helicopter tour, you will be taken over the Hellisheiði Plateau, where the land is carpeted with white snow in winter.
When the sun rises, you will see the sun ripples off of the sparkling Ice, and it will cast rainbows into our eyes. The view itself is too magical to be explained in words.
Kristnitökuhraun Lava Field & Craters
On your journey back from Mount Hengill, you will travel over Iceland’s glorious capital, Reykjavik. The Kristnitökuhraun Lava Field & Craters sights and sounds are going to mesmerize your senses. You will want to stay and get lost in Iceland’s untouched beauty.
So, in the end, it is very easy to understand how a helicopter tour to Mount Hengill is going to spike your passion and instill an adrenaline rush in you. From the skies, you get a chance to praise the beauty of the mountain’s rough landscape. You can fly around the snow-capped peaks and bubbling geothermal areas.
Our tour will make sure that you leave with memories that you will cherish till your last breath. Get ready to enjoy a new face of Mount Hengill, where you will see parts of the mountain that you will not be able to access on foot. For more details, you can check out other tours from Reykjavik.