Reykjavík Whales & Helicopter tour
Helicopter tour with Norðurflug and an afternoon Whale Watching with Elding
View the city and surrounding area with a bird’s eye before exploring the wonderful creatures that live under the sea!
Available: All year
Duration: 4-6 hours
Minimum: 2 passengers
Your day will start at the domestic airport where you will meet up with the Heli pilot for a quick briefing. After the rundown you will hop on board the Helicopter and get to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Reykjavík, mountain range and surrounding areas in the 30-45 minute tour. Before heading back, the pilot will make a few minute’s stop on one of the mountains near Reykjavík where you can enjoy the stunning panoramic view of the city!
Once you have landed back at the domestic airport, you can either get picked up by Elding’s mini bus at Natura Hotel or make your own way down to the Old Harbour where the Whale Watching tour departs from. Once you have collected your tickets in the sales booth you will be shown to the Whale Watching Centre (our “floating museum”) located in an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. There you can relax and sit down with a coffee or check out our whale exhibition located in the hull of the boat prior to boarding the Whale Watching boat. For the duration of the tour, our expert tour guide will share with you more information about the surrounding landscape, whales and dolphins that we are likely to see on the tour, where to look and what to look for.
After the Whale Watching, you will find yourself again in the Old Harbour where the tour started and have the opportunity to be driven back to your hotel or hang around in the city centre, a mere 5 minute walk from the harbour area where you will find various shops and restaurants.
Please note that there is no pickup available for the Helicopter tour, but for an additional fee you can get picked up by Elding’s mini bus afterwards and be driven to the Whale Watching meeting point. Please contact Elding directly for this service.
Difficulty: Very Easy
No hidden costs
- 30-45 min.helicopter tour over Reykjavík
- 3-5 hour Whale Watching tour
- Excellent guidance on both tours
- Warm Clothing
- Sturdy footwear
Meeting Point Information
Please make your own way to Norðurflug Helicopter meeting point before 10:45 and then make sure to arrive at Elding’s ticket office in the Old Harbour no later than 12:45 for the Whale Watching tour.