Iceland Volcano Helicopter Landing with Norðurflug Helicopter Tours (PHOTOS)

Jessica Peterson

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What is close, but off the beaten path; urban, but otherworldly? The volcanic craters in Reykjavik. Norðurflug Helicopter Tours was kind enough to sponsor a Reykjavik Summit Tour on our last of nine days in Iceland. I wasn’t going to fly all the way from Guam to Iceland and not get an aerial view.

The tour starts with an elevated view of Reykjavik’s neatly organized red, white, and blue buildings and climaxes with a landing on the Esjan, a table top mountain range. We quickly summited (ahem, walked a few feet up to) the highest point, Habunga, at nearly 3,000 feet. I was so enthralled with the view I almost missed the champaign our pilot provided! In less than an hour we were back in Reykjavik.

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We passed over craters half-covered with snow that looked like chocolate cake with ice cream.

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Jessica Peterson is a travel filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. She released her first documentary film about indigenous culture on Guam in 2016, after having lived nearly 7 years on the Pacific island. Jessica is currently on the Great American Roadtrip in her Airstream trailer.
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  • lavieenliz

    looks so beautiful

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  • Such a unique way to see Iceland! We definitely have to consider it for our future trip!

  • This is so awesome! I’ve been to Iceland but never in a helicopter. Well, I’ve also never been in a helicopter but aerial views are my favorite! Plus, Iceland is such a unique landscape so this kind of excursion is perfect!

  • raghavmodi

    Helicopter tours are amazing and Iceland has to be one of the best places to try that because of the abundance of natural beauty that they have. Loved the photos and definitely something I would love to try when i’m there.

  • Gareth Thompson

    Wow, these really are some spectacular shots. Iceland is a peerlessly beautiful country even from the ground but from such a height, it really must go to new levels. Some of your shots stretch for miles and it is quite incredible how far you can see. Very enjoyable

  • Carly Heyward

    Oh, you’ve got me real tempted! I’m supposed to be going to Iceland next month, so will try and squeeze in some copters!

  • Jennifer Morrow

    Helicopter ride and a short hike to view different angles of the volcano. What an experience! Great timing, with just a little snow to really see the volcano.

  • Marissa

    Those views are stunning! I’ve never been in a helicopter but have always wanted to try it. It looks like it’s totally worth it to get to see Reykjavik from above!

  • Wow this looks AMAZING! I went to Iceland in April and am still dreaming about it. I love how dramatic the landscapes are there, and wow it must have been incredible to see them from an aerial perspective.

  • Christina Pfeiffer

    Flightseeing is one of my favourite things to do while travelling, especially when you’re visiting a place as beautiful as this. Iceland has such an ethereal beauty. Your photos from the sky are terrific.