5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 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

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 January 2015

The tour operator moved the trip up one day and Ed were so glad we went at around 230 pm and was able to see the sunset over the mountain it was an amazing trip
NG. Toronto canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Absolutely amazing helicopter flight to top of mountain near Reykavik. We saw a beautiful sunrise and took lots of photographs. Our pilot also took lots of excellent photos of both my husband and I. Would highly recommend this tour!

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