Mountain Helicopter Tour with Summit Landing from Reykjavik

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From $299.82

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 30 to 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Flight time: 30 to 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Professional pilot
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Nauthólsvegur
    Nauthólsvegur, 102 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Departure Point: Reykjavik Domestic Airport/ East side Address: Building 313, Nauthóslvegur 58d, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Directions: The Domestic Airport is in Reykjavík City Centre, a short 5 minutes drive from the main shopping street Laugavegur. Please note that we are on the East side of the aiport, behind Icelandair Hotel Natura and in between Isavia and the domestic airline Eagle Air. We are NOT on the West side where the domestic airline Air Iceland is located. Unfortunately our address varies between GPS types but one of the following should work: Building 313 / Hangar 1 / Nauthólsvegur. Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 12/1/2022 - 11/30/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Nordurflug Helicopter Tours (Pass By)

Mount Esja

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Total weight per passenger: 264 lbs
  • 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
  • The landing spot for this tour may change depending on the weather forecast for the travel date booked.
  • The pilot will always make the decision according to the safest weather conditions.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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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.
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Helicopter tour over parts of Iceland.
Constance_G, Mar 2023
This was an amazing experience. To see parts of Iceland from above is beyond words. Of course it’s in the pricy range, but worth it. Landing on a summit, walking on the soil, and seeing sites otherwise not seen was incredible. I’ve been to Iceland 3 times now, this tour is a must for anyone who wants to see true beauty. The pilot was amazing. Provided information, answered all questions, and was skilled at handling the helicopter. Fear not, the pilot knows his job and does it with remarkable confidence. 5+ stars all around.
An amazing bucket list tour - a must do
Tracy_e, Feb 2023
What an amazing trip this was, this was the icing on the cake. We booked this trip and due to weather (well it’s Iceland I. The winter!) it was rescheduled- I can honestly say the guys there were so helpful in trying to accommodate an alternative day. The trip it’s self was breathtaking- with spectacular views, I actually got emotional. Our pilot was informative, really nice and settled my any worries I had- even warned me when he was banking. Completely exceeded my expectations
Exciting, fun, awesome
Minesh_P, Feb 2023
Pilot was extremely knowledgeable and safe and for my wife’s first time in a helicopter she thought it was amazing
A must!
Lee_W, Feb 2023
We had the best experience from start to finish and would definitely recommend!! We took our 1 year old daughter and she was fine the entire time
Very friendly, good...
niloufar_e, Oct 2022
Very friendly, good looking and knowledgeable pilot. The tour was amazing and worth every penny. I wish I would have booked a longer tour, because the scenery was breathtaking.
Too short
Daniel_L, Sep 2022
The tour itself was ok at best, but for the price it is a little too short, was honestly expecting more air time. We got 10 minutes on the way to the mountain, 10 minutes flat time and another 10 minutes on the way back
Great experience, landed on the summit.. Felt totally safe
K_S, Dec 2021
Lovely looking helicopter, pilot was very professional, the ride was nice and smooth. Landed on the summit and had a good look round for 20 odd mins. Only one suggestion, maybe the pilot should fly over the 2-3 main tourist attractions.
Fabulous Volcano view!
Patricia_F, Aug 2021
What an awesome experience! We made a reservation months ago, not knowing the volcano would errupt and give us fabulous helicopter ride of our lives over it! Couldn't ask for a better pilot, more accomodating service from the office as I tried to plan this pretour of another company. Was totally worth the extra day in Iceland!!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!
This tour was fantastic. We were...
JiaHuiKenneth_C, 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 :
This was a beautiful tour. We...
Karen_F, 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.
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!.
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!
Fantastic experience! Iceland is...
Rhiannon_P, 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.
Unbelievable experience. Views were...
Franklin H, Oct 2017
Unbelievable experience. Views were breathtaking and the pilot was incredible. Would definitely do it again!
I cannot praise this enough...
Michelle M, Jul 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.