April 18, 2017 Norðurflug

How to get the most out of your helicopter tour in Iceland!

Taking a helicopter tour is on many people’s bucket list. Taking one in Iceland is a unique experience that will very likely be a highlight of your trip to this volcanic island in the middle of nowhere 😉

To get the most out of your helicopter tour make sure to follow these five points from our staff members.

1. Be here on time

Reykjavík is a small city and public transport is not very efficient. Take your time to get to our base at the Reykjavík Domestic airport. We don´t want you to feel rushed – this should be a good experience from beginning to end. Once you are at our office you can relax in our reception, have some coffee and chat with the staff. Most of the time we have been in communication with our customers for some days or even weeks – we are excited to meet you in person!

2. Take pictures – but remember to also enjoy the view!

It´s exciting to see the landscape from a bird’s eye view. Here are some great points on how to get good pictures from the air. BUT don´t get caught up in getting the PERFECT shot. Put the camera down once in a while, take a deep breath and savor the moment. You are in Iceland. You are flying in a helicopter. You are watching waterfalls, crates, volcanoes, river deltas…. Isn’t life amazing?


3. Ask the pilot to take your pictures during the landing

Don´t be shy about asking the pilot to take pictures or pose for a picture. They enjoy it and they want you to get the most out of your tour.

4. Wear warm clothes and good shoes (no matter the weather!)

“Good weather” is a relevant term in Icelandic. Even on the best summer days, the landing spot (mountain top, glacier, volcano) might be chilly. Small gusts of wind can decrease the temperature quickly so make sure to bring a jacket, shoes with good grip (like hiking boots), hats and gloves. You are going to enjoy the tour so much more if you are warm 🙂

5. If there is something specific you want to do or experience don´t be afraid to ask!

If it´s possible we´ll make it happen.


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