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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

Michael R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

A great experience, loved every minute! Next time we must do a longer tour!

pcarmi2k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

A few days before our scheduled tour, Lea at Nordurflug called to give us a heads up about impending bad weather. She was efficient and professional while offering us a few options. We chose to postpone our trip until the following week.
On the day of our tour, we were introduced to the pilot who showed us on a map where we would be going and what to expect. Everything was PERFECT ... we couldn't have asked for more!! Thank you Viator and Nordurflug for a fabulous experience, we loved it!! As you may have guessed, we highly recommend this tour.

Robert V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Very Professional, and what an amazing experience, we landed on the mountain and had spectacular views. The pilot vast very friendly and professional, the ride was extremely smooth. Both me and my wife recommend it highly.

Amy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Seeing the sun rise while reaching the Summit was an experience I will never forget! We raised a glass of bubbly after we landed, too! Thanks for an amazing morning! Outstanding.

Davegill14

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Was a great star to the day, pilot was very friendly and gave us many travel scenes to photograph along the way along with commentary . Even our travelling Aussie bear loved it. Pity that there was no snow when we went but this gave us the sights of the lava layers very clearly . Highly recommend

jackiejennings123

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

An amazing experience which we would highly recommend without hesitation. Staff were welcoming and hospitable. The pilot was informative. I took 3 teenagers with me and would not hesitate to do this again!

PHILIP V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Highly professional reliable pilots who enjoy their daily job! My first helicopter flight - couldn't be better - worth every penny !

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.

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