5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

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  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:  40 minutes (approx.)
Fly to the summit of Mt Esja on a 40-minute helicopter tour from Reykjavik, and enjoy bird’s-eye views of Iceland’s dramatic scenery! The morning or afternoon flight includes a touch down at the top of the striking flat-top mountain, located just north of the capital, or another majestic mountain. Have your camera ready to capture breathtaking panoramic views, and then fly back to Reykjavik.


  • 40-minute helicopter tour to Mt Esja from Reykjavik
  • Gaze down at the unspoiled Icelandic scenery just north of Reykjavik
  • Relax on the flight to Mt Esja, an impressive basalt mountain
  • Touch down on the flat top of Mt Esja’s summit and soak up the views (weather dependent)
  • Pose for panoramic photos against a backdrop of coastal plains and volcanic hills
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon helicopter tour

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What You Can Expect

Reykjavik Helicopter Tour: Mt Esja Summit

Land on the Esja Summit and enjoy stunning views on a helicopter tour!

Make your own way to Reykjavik Domestic Airport in time for your morning or afternoon flight, and then listen to a quick safety briefing before following your pilot into your helicopter. Take a seat either next to your pilot or in the row of seats to the rear, and then take to the skies over Reykjavik.

As the busy city sights slip from your view, Iceland’s unspoiled countryside takes center stage. Just north of the capital is the mighty Mt Esja, the 2,999-foot (914-meter) mountain that towers over the landscape. Gaze down at the basalt rock and minerals that comprise the mountain’s craggy face, and look out for hikers ambling along the snaking foot trails.

Circle around the attention-grabbing natural landmark, and then fly up to the top to touch down at the summit of Mt Esja or another mountain. Hop out of your helicopter and pose for incredible photos of the coastal plains and distant mountains set against the cityscape of Reykjavik.

After marveling at the views and chatting about the visible places of interest with your pilot, step back on board and fly back to the city. Your helicopter tour then finishes back at Reykjavik Domestic Airport.

Please note: Mt Esja summit landing is weather dependent. If it is not possible to land on Mt Esja, another mountain will be visited.

Customer Reviews

United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The best part of our whole trip. The pilot was awesome.We were lucky to have perfect weather. The view from the summit was breathtaking. I highly recommend this to anyone going to Iceland.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour, awesome pilot that was very knowledgeable and no rush in and out, we were allowed to take our time taking photos and looking around the landing area.

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