Reykjavik Air & helicopter tours

Our most recommended Reykjavik Air & helicopter tours

1-Hour Helicopter Tour in Iceland: The Geothermal Tour

1. 1-Hour Helicopter Tour in Iceland: The Geothermal Tour

Start your trip from Reykjavik Domestic Airport, just a 5-minute drive from the center of the city. Be ready to begin your helicopter ride with a fantastic view of the Reykjavik area and watch it fade into the distance as you make your way to colorful mountain ranges with hot springs. Continue your journey to an area known for its lava fields and craters. Take the chance to peek into a crater from the helicopter and enjoy the views from above while sitting in warmth and comfort. Later on, you will be able to see Iceland’s power plants that Icelanders are so proud of and hear more about how it works from your knowledgeable pilot. After landing in a stunning spot near hot springs, take some breathtaking photos to capture a memory of a lifetime! The flight concludes by flying over Reykjavik to give an aerial overview of the city before you return to the starting point, Reykjavik Domestic Airport.

Reykjavik: Panoramic Helicopter Flight with Summit Landing

2. Reykjavik: Panoramic Helicopter Flight with Summit Landing

Get a unique perspective of Reykjavik on a panoramic helicopter flight over the city, and land on a mountain summit for some panoramic views like no other! Make your way to Reykjavik Domestic Airport, only a 5-minute drive from the city center. Climb aboard the waiting helicopter and glide up and over Reykjavik’s landmark sights. Look down at attractions such as Hallgríms Church and the Harpa Concert Hall in the harbor. See the colorful rooftops of city houses from above, and get a bird’s eye view of where the Icelandic president lives. As the colorful rooftops slip away, brace yourself for the beautiful landscape surrounding the city. Land on top of one of the nearby mountains for unique photo opportunities, and maybe a selfie of you with the whole of Reykjavik in the background.

From Reykjavik: ATV & Helicopter Tour

3. From Reykjavik: ATV & Helicopter Tour

Combine two thrilling Icelandic tours without traveling far out of Iceland’s capital, with this exciting combination of an ATV tour and a helicopter flight. 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 provide you with protective gear, before showing you to your quad bike. Once your group is all ready and comfortable, you’ll set off on the rocky trails up to Lake Hafravatn. After riding around its shores, begin a daring ascent up Reykjavik Peak. Stop once you reach the top to take photographs of the colorful rooftops of Reykjavik, the sparkling waters of Faxaflói Bay, and the flat-topped Mount Esjan. If the weather is notably good, you’ll also see the volcanoes of the Reykjanes Peninsula and the length of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, to its crowning glacier, Snæfellsjökull. Drive back down the mountain to the base camp, where you’ll give back your equipment and be escorted to Reykjavik's Domestic Airport. Once at the airport, meet your pilot, who will brief you on your flight route, before boarding the chopper. Soar through the skies above Reykjavik. 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.

From Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Helicopter Flight

4. From Reykjavik: Fagradalsfjall Volcano Helicopter Flight

In our Fagradalsfjall helicopter tour, you’ll meet your pilot and receive a briefing on this spectacular journey when you arrive at Reykjavik’s domestic airport, which is at a convenient place. You’ll next walk onto the tarmac to your modern, sleek helicopter, which will be waiting for you to take off. Only five or six seats per craft will be available, ensuring a spectacular perspective and an intimate interaction with the volcano. Please remember that eruptions are a natural occurrence that may or may not be active during your visit. This eruption has occurred on the 19th of March, 2021. Relatively, this eruption is small-sized and has taken place on Reykjanes Peninsula. Its geographical location can be traced in Geldingadalir Valley some 20 miles away from Reykjavik. Before this eruption, the Reykjanes peninsula witnessed such eruptions in the 14th century AD. More Interestingly, some 50000 earthquake jolts have taken place following this eruption. It is a catastrophic scenario in the area. The experts of seismology maintain that this volcanic eruption is no less than a surprise. The reason is that meanwhile, the volcano eruption takes place, there was no seismic activity. Without such seismic activity, the eruption seems unlikely. However, the volcano erupted at this site, proving it to be a surprise for the seismic studies. A major benefit of a flying tour like this one is that you will be able to obtain the best view, away from the masses who have come here on foot, giving you a much more intimate experience while enjoying the best view. Remember our Heli tour will not provide you with landing at the site just to ensure the safety of our passengers. You’ll get some beautiful views of the environment surrounding Iceland’s capital as you loop around to the Reykjanes Peninsula, including the verdant Mount Esja and dazzling Faxafloi Bay. The total duration of the tour is approx. 45-60 minutes. Showing you the simmering crater, flowing lava stream, and the extensive lava field. We feel our passengers will get the best experience inside our helicopter. Be sure that our company is supposed to show you the lava scenes during this Icelandic helicopter tour. If the natural occurrence of lava does not take place during our flight, we are not responsible to carry on another flight or assume a new schedule. All of our flights are weather-dependent, and we must follow the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management’s rules and regulations to make our Icelandic helicopter tour for volcanoes secure

Reykjavik: Helicopter Flight with Landing on Mount Esja

5. Reykjavik: Helicopter Flight with Landing on Mount Esja

Be whisked away on an exploration of Reykjavik's vibrant cityscape and mighty mountains as you embrace the world's northernmost capital on this helicopter flight. Fly over Reykjavik City, land at Mount Esja, and witness the entire city region, including colorful rooftops, parks, and neighborhoods. The most well-known of the mountains embracing Reykjavík is Mt. Esja, often called Esjan, which is located in Kjalarnes, past the town of Mosfellsbaer just east of Reykjavík. Mount Esja is a mountain range formed by volcanic activity eons ago and is a sight to behold when gazed down from above. The view from this 914-meter-high mountain is absolutely fantastic. Between the vast sapphire and aquamarine ocean engulfing the city shore, you will gaze upon the small islands smattering the sea. In the distance, you will be able to observe the small and colorful settlements dotting the vast Arctic. This tour is the best way to familiarize yourself with Iceland's majestic landscape. The duration of the tour is 25-35 minutes approximately. Including 15-20 mint of flight and 15-20 minutes of landing.

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What people are saying about Reykjavik

This trip is amazing!! The quad tour is a must-do for everyone who wants to explore the nature of the area around Reykjavik away from the main roads, while having fun! Our guide was amazing (and very funny!!). The helicopter tour was about 35min with a landing on a mountain with a view of the area around Reykjavik! The transfer between the Quad-camp and Reykjavik domestic airport (which is very near to the city centre) was very fast and on time. All in all a 10/10 experience!

Unbelievable experience, loved every minute and breathtaking views. Excelente communication from start to finish and even contacted us to recommend an earlier flight due to bad weather forecast on original date booked. Very friendly and helpful staff, they even offered to drop us back in town at no extra cost after the flight. Everyone spoke excellent English. Would highly recommend this trip!!

Great communications with company, friendly staff and the pilot was great. Perfect weather. We had super fun and another perspective on Iceland’s geology not seen from the ground.

Super cool to see Iceland from above and to land at a geyser in the middle of the island!

Great pilot knowledgeable and expert smooth process of booking with very friendly staff