Exciting 30-Minute Helicopter Tour of Reykjavik & Mount Esja

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Ace FBO Reykjavík, Reykjavík, Iceland
30 minutes
All year
Minimum age
2 years old


Discover Reykjavik from above as you embark on this exciting helicopter sightseeing tour over the Icelandic capital and the nearby Esja mountain. Travelers who want to see Reykjavik and the surrounding mountains from a different perspective will love this exhilarating helicopter tour. 

Your adventure begins at the designated meeting point at Ace FBO Reykjavik. This airport is in the city center, meaning you can easily reach it from your accommodation by public transport or a taxi ride.

On arrival, you'll check in and greet the experienced English-speaking pilot leading your flight. This tour is not recommended for pregnant travelers and unsuitable for babies. However, children as young as two can join the tour.

When you're ready, you'll board the helicopter and get ready for an exhilarating ride. Your pilot will take off, steering the aircraft up into the sky. You'll fly for approximately 30 minutes, including a 10-minute landing.

During the flight, you'll soar over the rooftops of Reykjavik, getting a unique perspective of the city below. Your pilot will communicate with you via a headset, update you about your progress, and answer any questions you may have. 

As you approach Mount Esja, also known as Esjan, prepare to be captivated by the stunning views unfolding beneath you. 

Mount Esja is technically not a mountain but a volcanic range thought to be about 3.2 million years old. It's a striking feature of the Icelandic landscape and provides gorgeous panoramic views. 

Located about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Reykjavik, it's a popular hiking destination, but flying is the quickest way to get there.

After about 15 minutes in the air, you'll land on Esjan mountain for a 10-minute landing. Here, you'll be able to photograph the breathtaking scenery surrounding you. The views are genuinely unforgettable, from the rugged peaks to the sweeping vistas of the coastline.

As you climb back into the helicopter, savor the last moments of your aerial adventure. The pilot will take a slightly different route on the return journey, giving you a fresh perspective of Reykjavik and its surroundings.

Whether familiar with Reykjavik or visiting Iceland for the first time, the helicopter sightseeing tour offers a unique and memorable experience.

After approximately 30 minutes in the air, you'll land back at Ace FBO Reykjavik. From there, you can unwind for the rest of the day or continue exploring the city's many attractions.

On this exciting helicopter sightseeing tour, take to the skies and see Reykjavik from above. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Expert, English-speaking pilot guide
All taxes and fees
10-minute landing on Mount Esja



What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Fully charged camera
Binoculars (optional)
Reusable water bottle
Good hiking shoes

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