Helicopter & Airplane Tours
Leave the crowds behind and explore Iceland’s wild nature from above. Helicopter & Airplane Tours are the perfect choice for those looking to glimpse Reykjavík’s skyline and witness stunning countryside views of volcanoes, lava fields, glaciers, and mountains. Browse through our selection of Helicopter & Airplane Tours below.
About Helicopter & Airplane Tours in Iceland
Take to the sky and enjoy breathtaking views of majestic mountains, glittering fjords, vast lava fields, and ancient volcanoes. Helicopter & Airplane Tours provide you with a unique perspective of the wild Icelandic nature as well as the charming Reykjavík city.
Helicopter & Airplane Tours are perfect for people who wish to see more on their holiday in Iceland as these tours will cover more ground in less time than an on-land sightseeing excursion. This means you don’t have to sit for hours in a minibus and can pack more fun-filled activities into your day.
You’ll take off from Reykjavík Domestic Airport, located near the city centre. As you ascend into the sky, you’ll begin to see the full scale of this northernmost capital in the world. You’ll get a clear view of the colourful houses that make Reykjavík so charming, as well as landmark buildings such as Hallgrímskirkja Church and Perlan Museum.
As your ride moves away from the city, the wild Icelandic countryside begins to emerge; majestic mountains, glacial rivers, gorges, rolling hills, and alpine tundra environments as far as the eye can see, plus Icelandic horses and sheep in the summer.
What’s Included in a Helicopter & Airplane Tour
Included in a Helicopter & Airplane Tour is a sightseeing round-trip from Reykjavík Domestic Airport with an English-speaking pilot/guide. Some tours also include a landing on mountain tops, at geothermal areas or on top of glaciers.
Depending on which tour you choose, you could see Reykjavík city and Faxaflói Bay from on top of the majestic mountain Esja, or you could witness the continental boundaries at Þingvellir National Park from above. Please read the description of each tour to find out where you’ll be flying.
Whatever tour you choose, you can be sure that you’ll be seeing Iceland from a perspective only reserved for birds and the select few who embark on a Helicopter & Airplane Tour.
Frequently asked questions
On both helicopter and airplane tours, you’ll have the chance to see the Icelandic nature from a new perspective; from above. On an airplane tour, you can travel further and cover more ground than on a helicopter tour. However, helicopters can land more easily than airplanes, meaning that included in helicopter tours is often a landing on top of a mountain, a glacier or in the middle of a geothermal area.
Reykjavík Domestic Airport is located a short distance from downtown Reykjavík. It is in the Öskjuhlíð area, near the Perlan Museum and Nauthólsvík geothermal beach. The road is called Nauthólsvegur, and you can reach it via car or bus no. 8 from Hlemmur or BSÍ bus stations.
Yes. However, all tours are weather dependent. If a tour is cancelled, you can reschedule later that day, on a later date or get a full refund.
Helicopter and Airport Tours depart from Reykjavík Domestic Airport which is about a 45-minute drive from Keflavík International Airport.