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See Reykjavík Iceland's capital in a whole new light, through the eyes of the birds. Exploring Reykjavík on a helicopter route past numerous mountains that surround Reykjavík, giving you the most memorable view over the capital and the area surrounding it.


  • Small Group Experience
  • Helicopter Ride
  • View Over Reykjavík
  • Stories of the Sightings


  • Helicopter Ride
  • All Equipment Needed
  • Guided Tour

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Headwear
  • Gloves

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration 30-45 minutes
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age No min age
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No


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Your Reykjavík Summit Iceland helicopter tour really will give you the best panoramic views of Reykjavík, the local mountains and the ocean. This tour is called the Reykjavík Summit for a reason - you will experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to land on the summit of one of Reykjavík´s dramatic mountains.

Stand on the mountain in silent witness and gaze at the glittering vastness of the azure ocean which extends out before you far below. Your Reykjavík Summit helicopter tour Iceland will give you a grandstand view of the wider Faxaflói Bay area, of which Reykjavík is but a small part. You will see numerous small islands stretching out as far as your eye can see.

The majesty of the mountains beneath and behind you will simply take your breath away! Reykjavík means ‘smoky bay’, witnessing the surreal clouds of steam wafting from hot springs on distant hillsides – you will surely understand why Reykjavík is so named. Gazing upon the quaint and colorful towns and villages far away will give you a real appreciation of the vastness of this Arctic world and beyond.

Your Reykjavík Summit helicopter tour Iceland will truly give you a one-of-a-kind experience – build memories to last a lifetime and take photographs to die for.

Sights: Incomparable Reykjavík city views, its spectacular mountain tops, and magnificent ocean vistas.   

The total duration of your Reykjavík Summit tour is 30-45 minutes. Timing depends a little on the helicopter type and weather conditions. A 15-20 minute guided helicopter tour of the Reykjavík area and a 15-minute landing on a nearby mountain are included.

To find a suitable departure time, we will contact you shortly after you book.

This tour is also available without the mountain landing for 27,900 ISK per person. The total duration is 15-20 minutes. We call this tour Reykjavík by Air. Please contact us if you wish to book our Reykjavík by Air tour.

This tour is suitable for everybody, including people who although young in mind and heart, have found themselves limited as to physical activity due to health reasons or old age. This tour is a great chance for everyone who is interested to enjoy these wonders of nature personally. Wheelchair users are also very welcome.

Any passengers over 120 kg / 265 lbs / 19 stone are required to pay for 1.5 seats in the helicopter. This will ensure that everyone on the tour has a comfortable and safe ride!


This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our super jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

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