The Great Diamond Circle: A Helicopter Tour Adventure from Modrudalur

From

kr.74900

Min Age

2 years

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

Overview

Experience the inspiring beauty of Diamond Circle from a bird’s eye view on a helicopter tour!

What Can You Expect to See from Above? 

Do you know what you will find at Great Diamond Cycle? On your tour with Tourism Iceland, when you lift up from the ground, you will have the opportunity to take in the breathtaking scenery of Myvatn Lake. This lake is flanked on all sides by volcanic craters and geothermal hotspots. Here you will be able to feel the thrill of adrenaline as you soar over the bubbling geysers and steaming hot springs. When you look down on the glistening waters of the lake as they meet the rocky terrain of the mountains that surround it, you will be amazed.

Two of the major examples of Myvatn’s dazzling eye are the red-necked phalarope and the uncommon Barrow’s golden eye. You can view them best from above. Make sure your camera is ready to go in order to catch the breathtaking sights of the peaceful countryside, which features ever-shifting colors and shadows.

And It Doesn’t End There! 

Expert tours at Tourism Iceland are going to take you on an unforgettable journey over the breathtaking Dettifoss waterfall. On this waterfall, you will get a chance to experience the rare power of nature as the water falls into the earth with extreme force.

It doesn’t matter if you are an adventure seeker or a traveler; a helicopter tour of Marvelous Myvatn by Tourism Iceland will take your breath away. You will be left with memories that will last a lifetime. So, get ready and prepare yourself for an adventure you are never going to forget.

Here are some of the main attractions to see while visiting Myvatn:

  • Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Dimmuborgir Lava Fields
  • Hverfjall Crater
  • Grjotagja Cave
  • Krafla Volcano
  • Myvatn Lake
  • Namafjall Geothermal Area
  • Dettifoss Waterfall

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Included/Exclude

  • Landing (If weather permits)
  • Food and drinks

Tour Plan

More About This Tour

Marvelous Myvatn, also famous by the name of Lake Myvatn, is a large shallow lake present in the north of Iceland. Myvatn is one of the most reputed tourist destinations in Iceland. It is known for its spectacular scenery and natural beauty. The lake is bounded by volcanic craters, hot springs, and geothermal areas. All of these unique elements make it a charming place to visit.

Myvatn is a habitat for a variety of bird species. Here you will find many rare and endangered species like Barrow’s golden eye and the red-necked phalarope. This lake is reputed for its assorted range of aquatic life, together with salmon, trout, and arctic char.

The Myvatn Nature Bath

One of the most popular things to do in Myvatn is to visit the Myvatn Nature Baths, which are a geothermal spa that provides guests with the opportunity to relax in waters that are heated by natural geothermal activity while taking in breathtaking vistas of the surrounding area. Hiking, birdwatching, and discovering the adjacent volcanic craters and lava fields are some of the other well-liked activities in the area.

In general, Marvelous Myvatn is a place that should not be missed by everyone who is traveling to Iceland. Here you will get a one-of-a-kind and memorable experience of finding the natural beauty and geothermal wonders that are only seen in Iceland.

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5

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Private en-suite (wheelchair accessible)

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Private balcony

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Full size window

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Desk area

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Closet space

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Room-controlled thermostat

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42″ flat-screen TV

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Mini bar*

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Some of these rooms are equipped with wheelchair accessible bathrooms.

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