Magical 3-Hour Helicopter and Northern Lights Winter Combination Tour from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
4 hours
Sept. - Apr.
Minimum age
7 years old


Discover Reykjavik from new perspectives with an unforgettable helicopter and northern lights tour. Travelers keen on stunning views over Reykjavik and the opportunity to spot the aurora borealis on a boat trip should book this combination tour now.

This exciting three-hour tour begins with a helicopter ride over Reykjavik. You’ll meet your friendly pilot on the east side of Reykjavik’s domestic airport.

Your experienced pilot has expert knowledge about Iceland’s mountainous terrain and unpredictable weather. They’ll ensure the conditions are ideal for a comfortable and memorable helicopter tour and may adjust the tour’s start time depending on the daylight and weather.

Once you’re comfortably on board, it’s time for a smooth take-off into the sky above Reykjavik. Enjoy a birdseye view of the city’s famous landmarks and watch them become smaller as you head higher. A helicopter ride is an exciting way to marvel at the city from a unique angle, so you’ll be glad you added this to your itinerary!

The helicopter tour lasts 30 to 45 minutes, with 15 to 20 minutes of flying time. During your excursion, your pilot will land on a nearby mountain summit. This landing is perfect for appreciating the incredible panoramic vistas of the peaks, ocean, islands, and surrounding settlements.

Your mountaintop landing lasts around 15 minutes, depending on the weather. After you’ve had a glorious time taking in the views, capturing photos, and breathing the fresh mountain air, you’ll head back to Reykjavik.

From the airport, you can make your way back to your accommodation or do some sightseeing around the city while you wait for your northern lights boat tour.

When the sky is dark enough, it’s time to get ready for a cozy two to three hour boat ride along Reykjavik’s coastline. You can meet on-site at the Reykjavik harbor or request the optional pick-up service for an extra fee.

Like the helicopter ride, the northern lights boat tour is weather-dependent. Your expert guide will check the forecast to ensure the conditions are favorable, but because the aurora borealis is a natural phenomenon, there’s a chance you might not see it.

However, if you don’t see the lights, you’ll receive another ticket to try again for free.

If the seas are too rough, but the northern lights conditions are favorable, you can see them on a bus tour or join the boat trip on the next available day for free.

This northern lights boat tour ensures you sail past the city in comfort. There are toilets, a cafe and souvenir shop, and Wi-Fi on board for your convenience. You’ll also receive a pair of overalls to help you stay cozy and warm.

If the lights appear, you’ll see them dance overhead in a dazzling display of color. Marveling at the aurora borealis is an experience incomparable to anything else, so don’t miss it!

After a memorable northern lights tour, you’ll head back to the Reykjavik harbor, where the excursion ends. If you add the optional pick-up and drop-off service, a driver will take you back to your accommodation.

Get ready to check off two incredible bucket list activities with this three-hour helicopter and northern lights winter tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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30-45 minute helicopter tour from Reykjavik
15 minutes of flying time and 15-minute summit landing
2-3 hour northern lights tour by boat from Reykjavik harbor
Warm overalls for the boat ride
Toilets, cafe and souvenir shop, and Wi-Fi on board the boat
A free ticket to try again if you don't see the lights



Boat Trip
Northern lights hunting

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If the seas are too rough, but the conditions are good for northern lights hunting, you will be offered a northern lights bus tour of equal value or a ticket for a northern lights boat tour on the next available night.

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