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.

 

Iceland Academy now with Chinese subtitles! 安全地拍自拍照

Iceland Academy is a project under Promote Iceland and promotes safe and sustainable travel in Iceland.

The videos are available in Spanish, French and German subtitles and now, Chinese!

*Pick your preffered subtitle in the CC button in the buttom right corner of the video.

Check out this online class on SAFE SELFIES.

Great Aurora forecast tonight over Iceland!

We are in the later parts of the Aurora Borealis “season” here in Iceland. In April and May the days are slowly becoming longer and brighter so the lights can be more difficult to spot!

Tonight however the forecast are saying activities are high and the cloud cover is not that bad either!

You can follow the Aurora Forecast here on the Icelandic Met Office official website

An even more detailed forecast can be found on the Icelandic astronomy website. It is in Icelandic but the pictures speak for themselves 😉

Happy Northern Lights hunting!

Want to combine two adventures in one? We have a Heli-Northern Lights tour! Check it out 🙂

Luxury in Iceland

If you are looking for a luxury vacation to Iceland we can recommend a bulletproof itinerary made by the travel writer Felicity Long!

See what she wrote about her recent trip to Iceland in the luxury section of Travel Weekly:

//www.travelweekly.com/Europe-Travel/Cozy-quirky-charm-Iceland-Hotel-Ranga

 

2 days in Iceland

“I have never seen nature this beautiful, ever!” Guess what doesn´t suck! It´s Iceland 😉

Check out this fun short film below. This power couple spent 2 days in Iceland and did:

Snorkeling

Northern Lights

Gullfoss waterfall

Geysir

Þingvellir

Sólheimajökull glacier

South Coast

Eyjafjallajökull

Skógarfoss waterfall

Reynisfjara

……in just 2 days!

Imagine how much ground you can cover in a short time with a helicopter! The highlands take days via car/hiking. You can take them in in one day on our Essential Iceland Tour:

Another 48 Hours in Iceland: Snow, Northern Lights and Magic!

Northern Lights & Arctic snorkeling? This is 48 Hours in Iceland: Winter!

Posted by What Doesn't Suck? on 20. mars 2017

Heli Skiing in Iceland

The Heli skiing season is in full swing up on the Troll peninsula in North Iceland. We work with Arctic Heli Skiing and together we are proud to be heli skiing pioneers in Iceland!

Here you’ll see a few pictures from “the road” 🙂

Reykjavik Aurora short film

We have been so lucky with the high levels of Aurora Borealis in Iceland these last 4-5 months!

We’ ve even had many nights where the lights were so strong that they were easily visible from Reykjavik City. The main Northern Light season is from September until April. Around the end of April, beginning of May the nights become brighter and the Northern Lights can´t be spotted (even though they are still there).

Check out this video from Iceland Aurora Films from last year!

Responsible Tourism in Iceland

Norðurflug Helicopter Tours was one of a group of Icelandic tourism companies to sign a declaration on responsible tourism.

Responsible Tourism is an incentive project by FESTA –  the Center for Corporate Social Responsibility and the Iceland Tourism Cluster. Through this project, companies connected with tourism agree to set themselves a limited number of clear and simple measures of responsible tourism.

On January 10th the declaration on responsible tourism was signed in Reykjavik University. CEO Birgir Ómar Haraldsson and Project Manager Eva Eiríksdóttir attended on behalf of Norðurflug Helicopter Tours and posed for a picture with the President of Iceland, and patron of the project, Mr Guðni Th.Jóhannesson.

 

potus

If you look closely it appears the president has a small halo over his head. A fitting image since Mr Jóhannesson is extremely popular during his first months as president.

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