April 6, 2016 Kelsey

Taking A Helicopter Ride

Helicopter rides might not be the most common thing to do but, in my opinion, they are the most exciting thing to do. During a flight over Iceland you are able to see the landscape in a way you’ve never seen before. There is a certain uniqueness you feel while being in a helicopter, that begins from the moment you take off to the moment you land, and of course every incredible second in between!

We get asked the question, “is it scary?”, a lot from first time helicopter riders. I believe that it is not frightening at all, because of two main reasons:

First, our pilots are experienced and professional. After years of flying in Iceland they have basically seen and experienced it all. They will always make you feel safe and secure, and always have a joke or two to lighten to mood.

Second, because the scenery is so breathtaking you will have a hard time thinking about anything other than that!

When you take off in a helicopter, it is much quicker than in an air plane. The “take-off” is not typical, or along a runway as it is with a plane. With a helicopter, you simply lift off the ground. This means it feels less like you’re being pushed back in your seat, and more like you’re going up in an elevator. I think the best way to describe a helicopter ride is, smooth. To pair with the beautiful scenery here in Iceland, the amazing view you get in a helicopter also takes away from any nerves. Almost all of our helicopters are open cabin, with a 180 degree view so you are always guaranteed excellent sight seeing to distract your mind.

Basically what I am trying to say, DO NOT hesitate to book your first ever helicopter flight. I can speak from experience, that with Norðurflug, you will not regret your decision.


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By: Kelsey Heide

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