Tour Operator: Special Tours 4 hours Travel method:   Boat Region / Starts from: Capital Region
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Reykjavik by Helicopter & Northern Lights by Boat

Passengers begin their day of adventure with a helicopter ride operated by Norðurflug. They will get to explore the beautiful city from above, as well as the breathtaking lava fields that surround the city. To top it off the pilot will make a landing at a nearby summit so passengers can breathe in the magnificent Icelandic mountain air while enjoying the extraordinary panoramic views.

When it starts getting dark, passengers will join a nice and cosy sail along the coastline of Reykjavík in search for the colorful Northern Lights. The guide will explain everything about the auroras while passengers gaze into the sky where the lights dance above.

Please note that transfers are not available for the helicopter tours, so passengers must meet on location (on the East side of the domestic airport). Transfers are available to book for an extra cost for the Northern Lights by Boat tour through Bókun. If transfers are selected, pick-up begins 1 hour prior to the northern lights departure.



Special Tours Iceland app with 5 languages (English, German, French, Spanish and simplified Chinese) available for Android and Apple. It is available for all clients to download during their tour, with both text and audio information. The app will is as close to an audio guided wildlife adventure as possible

Best price guarantee
No hidden costs
Very easy
Free cancellation until 23 hours before the departure
Cancellation fees:
+23 hours - No charge
<23 hours - 100% of total reservation value
What is included

Reykjavík Summit Helicopter Tour

  • Helicopter sightseeing
  • Landing at a nearby summit
  • Total duration 30-45 minutes
  • Total flying time 15-20 minutes
  • Please note that the start time may depend on daylight and weather forecast

Northern Lights by Boat

  • Guided boat tour (2-3 hours)
  • Warm overalls (available in childrens sizes!)
  • Wireless internet on board
  • Café & souvenir shop
  • Our very own Northern Lights video
  • WC's on board!
  • Optional pick-up available for extra cost

Meeting point
Please be at Special Tours' ticket office 30 min before Northern Lights departure time.
Meeting points:
  • Norðurflug Helicopter Tours, Nauthólsvegur 58d, Reykjavík, 101
Important information

We recommend dressing warmly for both tours. Thermal overalls are provided on the Northern Lights boat tour, but we still recommend warm clothing & hats, gloves, scarf, etc.


Both tours are weather dependent.

Helicopter tour is operated by Norðurflug.