Exciting 5-Hour Helicopter & Whale-Watching Tour with Mountaintop Landing from Reykjavik

A helicopter tour is an exciting way to see Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, from above.
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Norðurflug Helicopter Tours, Nauthólsvegur, Reykjavík, Iceland
5 hours
All year
Minimum age
2 years old


Discover Reykjavik from above with this incredible helicopter ride over Iceland’s capital before enjoying a spectacular whale-watching boat tour. Book this combination excursion to experience the thrill of a helicopter ride and a close-up look at the beauty of Iceland’s majestic sea life.

You’ll start your day by making your way to Reykjavik’s domestic airport. After a quick safety briefing with the team, you’ll take to the skies. An experienced helicopter pilot will take you above Iceland’s capital city, where you can enjoy some truly jaw-dropping views. 

You’ll then fly out of the city to a nearby mountain range. Here, your pilot will land the helicopter, and you’ll have time to take some great photos of the panoramic views below. The stop will last for 20 minutes, which will give you plenty of time to soak it all in.

After photographing the naturally beautiful surroundings, you’ll return to the helicopter to make your way back to the base. The helicopter portion of the tour lasts around 40 minutes, including the mountaintop stop-off. 

This adventure is a fantastic way to see Reykjavik from above and create once-in-a-lifetime memories — but the fun doesn’t end here. Once you’ve finished with the helicopter portion of the tour, it’s time to go whale watching. 

Make your way from the airport to the Old Harbor in Reykjavik. Here, you will meet your expert whale-watching guide and board a boat that will take you out onto the water. This whale-watching boat tour lasts between three and five hours, giving you and your fellow travelers plenty of time to enjoy the fresh sea air (and hopefully see some whales)!

Several species of whale and dolphin live in the waters that surround Iceland. You could be lucky enough to see humpback whales, porpoises, orcas, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, or fin whales. 

The crew onboard your tour boat will take you to the best places, where you’re most likely to see these majestic creatures. They’ll also be able to give lots of information about the species you might see — feel free to put their knowledge to the test by asking questions!

There are no minimum age requirements for this tour so that the whole family can participate in this action-packed day of fun. This spectacular combination tour will give your children memories that will last a lifetime. 

Don’t miss your opportunity to see Reykjavik from above with this exhilarating helicopter tour that includes a whale-watching boat excursion. Check availability now by choosing a date. 

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A 40-minute helicopter ride above Reykjavik, including a 20-minute mountaintop landing
A whale-watching boat tour from Reykjavik Old Harbour
Complimentary tea, coffee, and bottled water at the helicopter base


Whale Watching

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Sturdy outdoor shoes (such as hiking boots or thick-soled trainers)
Fully charged camera

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In the event of bad weather, it may be unsafe for the helicopter to fly. If this is the case, the tour operator will offer you an alternative date or time for your booking. If you're unable to attend on another day, you'll receive a full refund.

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