About Helo


We are a cohesive team focused on providing our customers with quality service and a sincere solution driven approach to fulfill our client’s dreams and demands. We adore the Icelandic nature and consider it to be a privilege to have the opportunity to share our vision and experience of it with our guests.

We maintain a socially responsible approach in our operation and have set ourselves stricter limits than authorized for minimum height over popular tourist attractions. We truly believe that exploring the fragile Icelandic nature by helicopter is one of the gentlest ways of travelling, leaving the least footprint behind.

 

All cancellations must be made by e-mail and confirmed by Helo. We are obliged to charge cancellation fees to passenger(s) as follows:
    • Less than 2 weeks and more than 72 hours – 20%
    • Less than 72 hours and more than 24 hours – 50%
    • Less than 24 hours – 100%

 

Read our prohibited baggage policy


The Fleet

Bell 407
When the mission calls for speed, performance and reliability look no further.

Helo-Helicopter Service of Iceland operates only the best helicopters available in Iceland. The helicopters are specially modified with over sized floor to ceiling windows providing exceptional view. It offers increased cabin space and great comfort. Bell 407 is known for its outstanding performance and safety.
Capacity: Six passengers
Range: Three hours of flight or 360 nm (with 20 mins final reserve fuel)
Cruise speed: 120 nm per hour (220 km/h)
Hook lifting capacity: 1,200 kg
BOSE noise-cancelling headsets.

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We also offer

AS 350 B2
AS 350 B3

The HELO team


Reynir Freyr Pétursson
Director of Flight Operations & Pilot

reynir@helo.is

Haukur Harðarsson
Pilot

haukurh@helo.is

Jóhannes Jóhannesson
Pilot / IT

johannes@helo.is

Armas Salsola
Pilot

armas@helo.is

Jean-Marie Bartsch 
Pilot

jean-marie@helo.is

Þórunn Sigurðardóttir
Sales / Marketing

thorunn@helo.is

Sandra Ólafsdóttir 
Sales 

sandra@helo.is

Þorlákur Runólfsson
Accountable Manager

thorlakur@helo.is

Davíð Jón Ríkharðsson
Technical Director

david@helo.is

Gunnar viðar Hafsteinsson
Quality Manager

gunnar@helo.is



FAQ



Costs for each of our sightseeing tours can be found by clicking on each tour on our webpage. The hourly cost for private rent is ISK 335.000 and the helicopters seat five to six passengers each. For more information on exclusive flights please see private flight.


We do not have any weight restrictions for our passengers. It is good to know if our customers need spacier seats when they are buying tours as per seat, then we will keep that in mind when we sell the rest of the seats available.


Minimum 2 persons is required for those tours that are sold as per seat. The cost is the same for every passenger unless it is a private flight and 5 to 6 seats are used then the cost per person is less. Some of our longer tours can only be booked as a private flight.


The helicopters have a sliding door that can be opened while in the air for photographing and cold should not get in the way, one can dress to the occasion. However photo-flights where the door can be opened are only sold as private flights since it is not allowed to open the door on a common sightseeing flight with other passengers than the photographers and their assistants. I have myself shot really nice pictures through the glass of the helicopters but the photo-flights are popular.


In the Bell 407 helicopter 5 passengers will have window seats, one is in the front and two face backwards but the windows are big and bubbly so one has great view in any direction. In the A star helicopter 3 passengers have window seats, one in the front and in the back the seats are four in a row, all passenger face forward.