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Westman island´s wildlife adventure and Highlands – Get up close and personal with white Beluga whales and puffins


    Tour operator: Heli Austria Iceland     6 hours     Travel method: Flying     Region: Capital Region

A private helicopter tour for up to 6 passengers. Get your friends and family together in this amazing experience.

We head out toward the highlands where we explore Landmannalaugar. Colorful and playful scenery makes for the perfect backdrop for many and

numerous canyons, volcanoes and some waterfalls can be witnessed from above and popular landmarks such as Thorsmork and the infamous “hard to pronounce” Eyjafjallajokull volcanoe glacier. 

We make a landing at a perfect spot to explore a little and breath in the crisp and fresh air. As we get back in the air, we make our way over the ocean to a large island nestled on the south shore.  

Westman islands are remarkable for many reasons, but our favorite is that it has the largest puffin colony of Europe! From May-September we can

see wild puffins on the cliffs. On the winter months we can see life puffins as well at the Puffin Rescue Center. 

Two of Westman islands newest habitants are White Beluga female whales called, Little Grey and Little White. They came from Shanghai 2019 to

their new homes at the at the Sea Life Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary in Westman islands and we will pay them a visit. 

The landscape is unique and breathtaking as you can easily witness the aftermath of a once considered dormant volcano, erupted January 23rd,

1973 leading to a full evacuation for months and numerous houses were buried under lava and ash. Volcanic eruptions in Iceland, may seem like ancient

history, but you can still run into people who lived through this one and tell the story. For more curious visitors, we can hike a short trail up to the

crater and explore further. If you want to extend your visit a little and enjoy one of Iceland´s beloved restaurants, Slippurinn-a family owned, famous for it´s slow cooking and the use of top quality-local ingredients, is open for business in the summer months. A highly recommended stop.   

After our island visit, we head back to the mainland and fly over the river deltas of Thjorsa, a favorite to many photographers and the black

sandy beaches can be seen from above. This experience is truly one you can enjoy with your whole family and friends.  

This is only available as a private experience and works perfect for families and friends looking for a great idea to spend the day together exploring around Iceland.

Contact our sales team for more information on departure times and how to get the most out of the tour.







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What is included

We offer our guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with 2 white Beluga whales that are in Sea Trust Sanctuary as well as an encounter with live puffins.


Entrance to the facilities are included.


What do I need to bring

We recommend our guests bring some comfortable shoes and warm clothes as we venture out in the wild on some of our stops throughout the tour. 


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Duration

360 minutes

What is included

We offer our guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with 2 white Beluga whales that are in Sea Trust Sanctuary as well as an encounter with live puffins.


Entrance to the facilities are included.


Difficulty

EASY

What do I need to bring

We recommend our guests bring some comfortable shoes and warm clothes as we venture out in the wild on some of our stops throughout the tour. 



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