• Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 30 to 45 mins
From USD $ 303.17 View price calendar

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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

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 30-45 minutes in total duration, 15-20 minute guided helicopter flight and a 15 minutes landing on nearby mountain.
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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018


jimmy o

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

must do this tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a beautiful tour. We enjoyed the privacy of only being two couples. The pilot was excellent. We did think there would be snow on the summit but that was just our mistake. You have tons of time to look at the views, there is not much else to do up there. The best part is the helicopter ride and it is perfectly safe.

Dawn Marie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Short but really good. It was my first time in a helicopter, so that part alone was worth it. The views of Iceland are amazing, and landing on the summit to take photos and trek on the moss was cool. We had a hard time finding the place it's walkable from Reykjavik, so the pilot came and got us not typical, but we were thankful!.

Robin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

What a great way to see Iceland! This was my favorite tour and totally worth the money. Our pilot Gisli Gislason was so professional and informative, he really made the flight special, giving us history and ample opportunities to take photos. Thank you for the wonderful experience and I hope others choose this tour!

Rhiannon United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Fantastic experience! Iceland is absolutely a country best seen from the sky. The tour operators are amazing too, fully committed to making sure you have the best time, and the pilot was extremely knowledgeable and answered every question we had.

Franklin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Unbelievable experience. Views were breathtaking and the pilot was incredible. Would definitely do it again!

Michelle M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

I cannot praise this enough! Nordurflug Helicopter Tours were fantastic and went over and above all expectations from the staff in the office to the pilots - they were all exceptional. Unfortunately our flight had to be cancelled due to technical problems but this was re-scheduled for later the same day. In fact this turned out to be very much in our favour as we were upgraded to a much better and longer tour - fire and ice. This tour landed on top of a glacier which was outstanding and to make things even better the pilot produced a bottle of bubbly to toast my partner's birthday - what a fantastic magic touch! The views from the helicopter were just amazing - flying over craters and the tetonic plates, mountains, lakes and volcanos landing at the base of a the volcano with its bubbling water. The pilot Pilu was such a lovely bloke - knowledgeable and friendly and happy to take photos for us. It truly was an amazing flight and I think it absolutely made our holiday to Iceland incredibly special. I highly recommend this company - they certainly went over and above to ensure we were happy and it was very much appreciated.

Jessica N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Incredible experience - I couldn't recommend doing this any more highly. We were lucky and had a clear day and the view of Reykjavik and surrounds was simply beautiful. Our pilot even bought up some sparkling wine for us to have as part of a 'champagne breakfast' on the mountain. Worth the money.

Daisy United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

We loved every second of this tour, which i'd booked as a surprise for my boyfriends 30th. He thought it was 'one of the best experiences of his life!' It was A LOT of fun!!!
Due to weather we unfortunately didn't get the summit landing, however, the company were really accommodating and said we'd land on one of the lava fields instead if we were still happy to go ahead, full refund if not and if we couldn't land, they'd refund the full tour anyway! - A-Class service!!!
We did manage to land, and although it wasn't a view over Reykjavik, it was still an experience to behold 'wild' Iceland and run across lava fields!
There were 8 passengers on our flight including us, one of which suffered with aerophobia and she loved it too! She said it wasn't anything like being in a plane the visibility, movement etc. and seemingly neither was her fear! So don't be afraid if you share the same fear - You will LOVE it!

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