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Mountain Helicopter Tour with Summit Landing from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland

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icon30 to 45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Enjoy awe-inspiring aerial views of Reykjavik and its mountains on this 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.
  • 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
Professional pilot
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
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Departure Point

Nauthólsvegur, Reykjavík, Iceland

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
7/1/2018 - 11/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.

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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Nordurflug Helicopter Tours
Nordurflug´s Base Start location End Location
Stop At:  
Mount Esja
Landing on one of the summits near Reykjavik.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Overfly Reykjavik City
Pass By:  
Perlan
Overflying Reykjavik City
Pass By:  
Hallgrimskirkja
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 120kg. will be required to purchase an additional ½ seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
  • Duration of tour is based on an approximate basis.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Nordurflug Helicopter Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mountain Helicopter Tour with Summit Landing from Reykjavik?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Mountain Helicopter Tour with Summit Landing from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mountain Helicopter Tour with Summit Landing from Reykjavik?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Mountain Helicopter Tour with Summit Landing from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mountain Helicopter Tour with Summit Landing from Reykjavik?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Mountain Helicopter Tour with Summit Landing from Reykjavik.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mountain Helicopter Tour with Summit Landing from Reykjavik?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Mountain Helicopter Tour with Summit Landing from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Mountain Helicopter Tour with Summit Landing from Reykjavik?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Mountain Helicopter Tour with Summit Landing from Reykjavik.

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  • "The best part is the helicopter ride and it is perfectly safe." See review
  • "This was my favorite tour and totally worth the money." See review

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Amazing view and engaging pilot
AdrianM
, Mar 2020
The best highlight of my trip to Iceland were the helicopter tours. The pilot was very friendly and engaging from the start explaining everything we were seeing and made flying even more fun. The stop at the top of the mountain was stunning and he made sure we were satisfied with the photo taking before taking off.
star-5
Landing on the mountain summit was like a dream come true!
birder820
, Jan 2020
The tour was excellent & I highly recommend it. The pilot was incredibly fun & highly knowledgeable in the area & was able to provide great history on the Island. Just overall such a wonderful experience. You will not be disappointed.
star-5
Great fun and stunning views
Alice F
, Jan 2020
Our pilot was wonderful and made us feel very much at ease. The office staff was very communicative as we worked to reschedule a time, due to our initial our running into weather problems. We had a beautiful ride out of the city and we landed on a mountaintop, where my kids had great fun running to the top. The ride itself was more adventurous than I expected. I didn't know helicopters moved like that!
star-4
Great! But not the best helicopter ride I've done.
scotthI7632SE
, Nov 2019
It may be unfair to compare it to Kauai, but that's the only other helicopter ride I've done. It was also very overcast the entire time I was in Iceland, so that may have put a damper on things. Anyway, the ride was beautiful and the pilot was amazing. We landed next to some craters and had the chance to get out, take pictures, and see some thermal vents. I would definitely recommend this. I imagine it would have been much more beautiful if it was sunny with blue skies.
star-5
The only way to see Iceland!
Charles D
, Oct 2018
This was absolutely amazing! The best way to end our short stay in Reykjavik. The pilot was an excellent tour guide and selected a perfect spot to land overlooking the city and the lava fields. Breathtaking views! The personnel in the office were very accommodating doing whatever it took to make this tour happen. I give them 10 stars!!
star-5
This tour was fantastic. We were...
roxanne
, May 2018
This tour was fantastic. We were amazed with the views and it was our first time sitting on the helicopter, therefore we had our adrenaline rush. Super cool. We were impressed with the team's effort. They called us to confirm our schedule, reminded us and set another timing when the skies did not permit flying. We were lucky that we could land to enjoy the summit. Overall, it was exciting and highly recommended to people that have not experienced helicopter rides :
star-5
This was a beautiful tour. We...
karenforrest
, Jan 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.
star-5
Short but really good. It was my...
Dawn Marie G
, Dec 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!.
star-5
What a great way to see Iceland...
Robin M
, Nov 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!
star-5
Fantastic experience! Iceland is...
Rhiannon
, Oct 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.

Product code: 6269ESJA

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