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Reykjavik from above

By: Jessica
Posted in: General, Iceland

Want to take your travel experience up a few notches? Maybe several hundred feet?

An aerial sightseeing tour is a great way to get "the big picture" when you're visiting a city for the first time. Even if you're already well acquainted with your surroundings, as we are with Reykjavik, it's incredible to see familiar places from a completely new perspective.

Curious about what our office looks like from above (and because flying is just plain fun), we tried out a helicopter tour over Reykjavik, and we were giddy with excitement as we hovered high above the colorful rooftops and swooped over the lava fields in the outskirts, cameras and faces pressed to the windows the whole time.

Here are a few of the highlights from our adventure...

Our bird's eye view of central Reykjavik:

 
Reykjavik looked like a model train set (if Iceland had trains). To help get your bearings, we've marked a few of the city's main landmarks. (Click on the image to enlarge.)

Our office as we've never seen it before:

 
We're hard to miss! Our office is near central Reykjavik's tallest office tower, Höfðatorg, and some very brightly colored buildings. The seafront is also only 300 metres away.

Our awesome ride:

 
Tours depart from the Reykjavik domestic airport, just minutes from the city centre, and depending on the model, helicopters can accommodate 4 - 8 passengers.

Our trusty pilot-guide:

 
Our friendly pilot took us all over the city and surrounding areas while informing us what we were flying over and pointing out things of interest--like old volcanic craters.

Want to try this when you visit? Helicopter tours are just one of the many day tours we offer in Iceland. At about 30 minutes for the city tour, it's convenient and easy (no lengthy instructions or special clothing needed) and guaranteed to send your spirit soaring.

 

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Jessica Bowe is a Communications Specialist at Nordic Visitor, and when not writing about Nordic travel destinations she's busy travelling to them or daydreaming about her next trip. A resident of Iceland since 2008, Jessica hails from Wisconsin (USA), which she thinks looks an awful lot like parts of Sweden and Finland.

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