Helicopter tour in Reykjavik to the Summit of Mount Esja

Overview

Explore the city of Reykjavík from above on a helicopter tour. Get a bird’s eye view of the colourful cityscape and the surrounding mountains on this unique sightseeing adventure. Those looking for a memorable experience in the northernmost capital of the world should book this tour now. 

You’ll meet your pilot at Reykjavík airport. After short introductions, you’ll hop aboard the helicopter, strap into the comfy leather seats, and take to the skies. 

The adrenaline will start to kick in as soon as the helicopter leaves the ground and you start seeing the houses of Reykjavík get smaller and smaller. With the propellers beating overhead, you can admire the city’s colourful tin rooftops and iconic landmark buildings.

After soaring over Hallgrímskirkja church, Harpa Concert Hall, the Old Harbour, and the rest of Reykjavík,  your pilot will turn towards one of the nearby mountain ranges where he will land on one of the tabletop mountains which look over the city.

You’ll disembark on top of the mountain’s plateau where you’ll have a fantastic panoramic view of the surrounding landscapes. In front of you is the bright blue Atlantic Ocean in Faxaflói Bay as well as the urban landscapes of Reykjavík city. Behind you the jagged, moss-covered mountains which frame the whole capital area. 

You are sure to feel like you are on top of the world as you breathe in the fresh mountain air. You are far away from all the city noises, so make sure you enjoy the sound of nothing but wind and a few squawking birds in the distance.

Make sure you bring a camera on this trip as you would want to take advantage of this unique location, which is inaccessible by any other means. 

After taking in the scenery and capturing it on film, you’ll return to the helicopter. The pilot will circle the mountains once more before heading back to Reykjavík Domestic Airport. You are sure to leave with fantastic photos and memories that will last a lifetime.

Discover Reykjavík from above on a helicopter tour. Book now to secure your spot on this fantastic excursion. 

Included

  • 40-45 minute tour which includes 15-20 minute helicopter flight and a 15 minute landing.
  • Mountain landing
  • English speaking guide

Not included

  • Pick-up and drop-off

Good to know

  • This tour is weather dependent.
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

What to bring

  • good shoes
  • warm jacket
  • hat and gloves

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