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Enjoy awe-inspiring aerial views of Reykjavik and its mountains on this 40-minute shared Iceland helicopter tour. Choose a morning or afternoon flight, and thrill as your helicopter whirrs upwards and soars over Reykjavik and the mountains north of the city. Touch down on the flat summit of Mt Esja or a nearby mountain, step out of your helicopter, and take photos of the panoramas that stretch down over Reykjavik, the Atlantic and the nearby peaks. These Iceland helicopter tours take off from and touch back down at the Reykjavik domestic airport.


  • 40-minute helicopter tour to a chosen mountain summit from Reykjavik
  • Gaze down at the unspoiled Icelandic scenery just north of Reykjavik
  • Touch down on the flat top of a Mountain 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

Mountain Helicopter Tour with Summit Landing from Reykjavik

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

Choose from a morning or afternoon helicopter tour and travel independently to Reykjavik domestic airport in advance of your flight.

Meet your experienced pilot, and listen to a short briefing. Then, settle into your seat beside the pilot or in the row of seats behind.

Feel the excitement as your helicopter takes to the skies and gaze down over Reykjavik below, surrounded by a backcloth of magnificent mountains and the waters of Faxafloi Bay. 

Take in the awesome views as you swoop around Mt Esja or another local mountain, and thrill as your helicopter soars upwards to the top before gently touching down on the flat summit. 

Next, step out of your helicopter and drink in the sweeping mountain-and-city panoramas around you. 
Pose for photos and identify the different points of interest with help from your knowledgeable pilot. Then, climb back aboard and ascend into the skies again.

Experience the adrenaline rush as you fly over the edge of the summit, revealing the steep drop below, and then fly back over Reykjavik’s churches, rooftops and harborfront.

After roughly 40 minutes in the air, land back at the airport. Your tour ends when you leave your helicopter and say goodbye to your pilot.

Please note: Landing on a mountain summit is weather-dependent. For this reason, the landing location of your tour will be decided on the day, according to localized weather conditions.

Customer Reviews

George C United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My highlight. Jon the pilot was excellent. To stand in a volcano was awesome. I wish now I had gone on a longer trip. Worth every penny. A must do.

Justyna B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was raining on the day our tour was scheduled originally so it was moved to another day that fitted our schedule and as a result, we ended up having a private tour which was a great fun.

Sarah F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful tour! Unique way to see Iceland.

Paul P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Quick trip but wonderful views, highly recommend.

Melissa N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Mountain summit helicopter tour was amazing. Our pilot, Guðjon, was really great. The views were breathtaking and the mountain summit landing was awesome. Guðjon took lots of pictures of us with the helicopter and on the summit. He was very informative and fun. Highly recommend this to everyone traveling to Reykjavik. Great experience.

Beverly P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Absolutely fantastic a lovely friendly pilot even when we turned up late ! landing on the dormant volcano and the flight over Reykjavik was the highlight of our trip wish I caught his name


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

Frank C

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.

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