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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Jodi D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This trip was so much fun! The pilot was very personable and I could tell he enjoyed providing this experience and making people smile. The ride itself was very smooth and the views were amazing. I definitely got to see the city in a way I would not have been able to otherwise! I highly recommend this experience!

Mark J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great

adit.moskovitch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Awesome experience! We loved it.

Nuala M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

If I could give this tour 10 stars I would!! it is such an amazing experience and its how everyone visiting Reykjavik should see it. Our pilot Solveig not sure if that's the correct spelling but she was amazing, so informative and professional, and great fun to be around! such a lovely girl. Our experience was made even better when she popped open a bottle of champagne for us as we were celebrating my boyfriends 30th. If your planning a trip to Reykjavik, do not leave without taking this tour!! 3 To the girls in the office and our amazing pilot, Thanks!!

Nuala and Seamus

barbara.l.baldwin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a great way to see Iceland. We had the best time! Our pilot was wonderful and full of good information. We can't wait to go back and take another helicopter tour. I would definitely suggest it to anyone. Definitely worth the money.

Pauline D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A-MAZ-ING from the check in to landing and everything in between.,could not be bettered. There were supposed to be 4 people on our tour, but the two other people did not show, so we had our own private tour. Our Pilot was so knowledgeable and landing on top of the mountain was awesome. Our photographs are brilliant and our pilot Pilu was an ambidextrous camera man , which impressed my daughter and I , immensely. A wonderful trip .

Cynthia G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our pilot was wonderful and the company was easy to work with when we had multiple email exchanges. It was great fun!

Lisa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A great way to see Reykjavik! Asbjorn was a great pilot and helped us enjoy the ride! It was fun to land on top of one of the fjords and see the city from a different viewpoint. Would definitely love to do it again and see different parts of Iceland from up high!.

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.

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