5 star rating: Highly Recommended 37 Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
  • Location:Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:40 minutes (approx.)

Reykjavik Helicopter Tour: Mt Esja Summit

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

Recent Photos of This Tour

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Had a FAB day with Daniel our pilot.We were celebrating our bestest pal Justin's 40th birthday.Would do it all over again for all I am terrified of any type of flying, loved every minute FAB. X

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a very smooth ride piloted by a very professional aviator. The views of the Reykjavik area stunning. The highlight was stopping on the summit and walking in the very thick moss - a unique experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

First time in a heli. Was a little nervous ahead of time but the flight was very smooth and the pilot confidence inspiring. We went on the geothermal tour. After a beautiful take off from the city airport we flew over the harbor and inland. Our one stop was by some gurgling, bubbling mud pots and small hot spring feed streams. After our stop we also flew over some interesting volcanic features such as craters, old lava flows, and a lava river bed. The tour is a bit pricey but was definitely one of the more interesting things I did while in Reykjavik.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Out of this world views. The pilot was so nice and let my daughter sit at the front. Best money I have ever spent and one of the best experiences of my life. I would encourage anyone and everyone to do this.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Amazing views

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very friendly staff. Kept us informed about changes in date / time due to weather disturbance. Flight to nearby mountain was great, exciting, good dialogue from the pilot and we had a chance to land and walk around for 10 minutes.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Tour fab organised but no ice grips supplied I fell and am still off work essential kit grips noticed other tour companies gave grips out

From USD $ 226.43

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Flexible Date Guarantee

Enter Total Number of Travelers

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 6269ESJA


Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message