Fly Over the Top: Heli Experience to Mount Esja with landing

From

kr.29900

Min Age

2 years

Duration

35 minutes

Overview

Do you know about Mount Ejsa? Mount is located in Iceland, the land of fire and ice. On this trip, you can view the Reykjavík City and admire the beauty of Mount Esja.On this amazing heli ride, you are going to enjoy the thrill of looking at the great sights of charcoal gray peaks, basalt and tuff rocks, and multicolored rooftops. Make sure you do not forget to view the sparkling summer blues and rising trails for hiking. 

Iceland is a land of dramatic landscapes. Here, tourists have been visiting and enjoying the site for ages. Mount Esja is a land that is considered a symbol of the country’s unknown and unexplored wilderness. 

Mount Ejsa is located a short distance from the bustling capital city. This amazing mountain range is going to offer you a panoramic vista. It has an enchanting air around it that is seen nowhere else. 

We at Tourism Iceland believe that the best way to explore this land is through the bird’s-eye view.

About Mount Esja

Mount Esja is also known as the Esjan (carved stone) range. This mountain range is a distance of around 10 km east of Reykjavík City. Even though the land is flat-topped, you will find a unique big rock on this land called Steinn. Steinn is known as the highest peak at 914 meters (about 3,000 feet). The best thing about this range is its grandeur size which is a landmark of Reykjavík city.

Geologists claim, based on their research, that this mountain range might be 3.2 million years old. Mount Esja is quite famous among geologists and tourists because of its unique formation and heavenly view that cannot be seen anywhere else. Its formation and date make it popular among geologists and tourists alike. 

Mount Esja- What Will You See From The Chopper?

On your trip to Mount Esja, the first thing you will set your eyes on will be Reykjavik City. The helicopter ride will take you over the widespread sapphire and aquamarine ocean (Faxaflói Bay). The ocean looks like it is engulfing the city shore, and in the land area, you will see colors of houses and settlements dotting the vast Arctic.

If you look from 914 meters high, the view of the mountains is irresistible. The land is adorned with basalt rocks lying symmetrically, lava fields, and magma ash. All of these beautiful sites will remind you of the history of this volcanic range.

You can take in the breathtaking views of the ocean and its scattered islands and crumbling mountains.

Mount Esja is characterized by its beautiful vegetation, rocky landscape, rare flora and fauna, and breezy conditions. On other days, the top of the mountain may be covered in hazy clouds. On the other hand, if you’re fortunate, you can catch a glimpse of the world beyond Mosfellsbaer on a clear day. The finest way to get familiar with Iceland’s magnificent nature is on our Mount Esja Helicopter Tour.

Included/Exclude

  • Flyover Reykjavik city
  • Landing at Mount Esja
   
  • Food and Drinks

Tour Plan

Summing Up

Mount Esja is a mountain range in Iceland that was formed by volcanic action a long time ago. It is a beautiful sight to see from above. It’s also the closest place for tourists to go to Reykjavik. You will not help but fall in love with mount esja, with its wide views of the city and its strange basalt rock forms.

You can come along with us as we take you on a comfortable helicopter ride over the dormant volcano because Icelandic beauty couldn’t look better than this!

Be Informed

Kindly be informed that in order for the helicopter flight to proceed, a minimum of 4 guests is required. However, if you’re booking for fewer than 4 people, you can still reserve your spot, and we’ll make every effort to pair you up with other bookings.

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