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.
Watch my Iceland film to see!
[slogan]We passed over craters half-covered with snow that looked like chocolate cake with ice cream.[/slogan]