ATV & Helicopter Ride Combo From Reykjavik

ATV & Helicopter Ride Combo From Reykjavik
Who knew Reykjavik could be so pretty from above?
Flying over Reykjavik by helicopter is the perfect ending to an ATV tour.
Before taking to the sky, you will first take to Iceland's back trails.
Why not pack two hugely exhilarating activities into a single tour? Are you brave enough?
Your guide will provide you with wind/rainproof overalls, gloves, a bandana and a helmet.
In between rides and flights, there is plenty of time to socialise with others on the tour.
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Combine two thrilling Icelandic tours without travelling far out of Iceland’s capital, with this exciting combination an ATV excursion and a helicopter trip. This experience should not be overlooked by any looking to pack as much as they can into half a day in Reykjavík.

The tour begins when you are picked up from the predetermined meeting point on your voucher, either your hotel or the nearest bus stop, and are driven to the ATV base camp on the city’s outskirts. Here, your friendly, experienced guides will dress you in protective gear, before showing you to your quad bike.

Only licensed drivers are permitted to take the controls, but the only prerequisite for passengers is to be six years old or older.

Once your group is all ready and comfortable, you’ll set off on the rocky trails up to Lake Hafravatn, a serene but often overlooked feature. After shooting around its shores, you will begin a daring and exciting ascent up Mount Hafrafell.

The views from its summit are spectacular in clear weather. You will stop once you reach it for an opportunity to take photographs of the colourful rooftops of Reykjavík, the sparkling waters of Faxaflói Bay, and the flat-topped Mount Esjan. If the weather is notably good, you’ll also be able to marvel the volcanoes of the Reykjanes Peninsula and the length of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, to its crowning glacier, Snæfellsjökull.

Although it will initially seem that these views cannot be matched, you’ll soon see that they are in fact enhanced when seen from a helicopter. You’ll quadbike back down the mountain to the base camp, where you’ll give back your equipment and be escorted to Reykjavík’s Domestic Airport.

Here, you’ll meet your pilot, who will brief you on your flight route, before letting you board their chopper. These modern, well-maintained vehicles are incredibly safe to journey on, but no one will blame you for clutching your armrests as you lift into the sky, and Iceland’s capital shrinks beneath you.

Your fear will no doubt dissipate into excitement as you soar through the skies above Reykjavík. The sites of the city are beautiful from street level, even more so from the peak of Hafrafell, but simply without comparison from a helicopter.

Your overall journey will take about an hour, but midway through, your pilot will make a mountaintop landing, and allow you twenty minutes to photograph the beautiful surrounding landscapes.

The adventure will finish when you land back at the airport, with enough time to fully enjoy the rest of your day.

Don’t miss this thrilling combination of driving an ATV and flying in a helicopter. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: ATV, Sightseeing, Helicopter
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Bláfjöll, Hafravatn, Hafrafell, Reykjavík Airport
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00.

** ATTENTION: Please be ready at your hotel lobby at 30 min Prior to your departure. If your hotel has a listed Bus stop next to your pick up location, that means that your hotel is listed on either one of the main walking streets or in the blocked out area for transfer.  Unfortunately, it's not allowed to pick up from that area. Therefore, have been assigned multiple Bus stops for clients staying that are listed on these streets. The bus stops have been listed accordingly to be nearest your accommodations. Please, meet us there at the given time of your pick up time. Please check the voucher ticket for links to the bus stops ATTENTION **

  • 1 full hour out on the ATV trails

  • Sightseeing over Reykjavík with stunning views

  • Hafrafell Mountain summit, Hafravatn Lake

  • 1 full hour Reykjavík Helicopter Ride with Norðurflug Tours

  • Mountain summit landing during the helicopter tour

  • Gear: overalls, helmets, balaclavas, gloves

  • Pickup & return transfer to Norðurflug (Reykjavík domestic airport)

  • Hotel drop off at end of helicopter flight

What to bring:
  • Good outdoors shoes

  • Outdoor clothes suitable to the weather conditions

  • Adventurous spirit!

Good to know:

This is a DOUBLE rider Option for the ATV ride, if you wish to be a SOLO rider the price is 4000 ISK additionally. Please send us a message by clicking 'Inquire about this tour' if you wish to upgrade to SOLO rider.

Drop off is not included from the Reykjavik Airport after the HELI tour, Transfer is included from (hotel - Safari Quads - Heli tour)


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Our experience was great. Guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Guide to Iceland very responsive to any questions and concerns. Second booking with them. Would use no other.
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