Originally scheduled for my actual birthday, the flight was delayed a day due to strong winds. With Iceland’s unpredictable weather, we figured this could happen, so we planned a few days flexibility into our schedule.
As we arrived at the office, we met our pilot and the other couple we would be flying with. Walking out to the runway, the bright red AS 350 B2 Ecureuil helicopter shimmered in the morning light. How exciting!
When asked who wanted to sit up front first, I quickly raised my hand (it was my birthday celebration after all). This turned out to be a great decision, as it felt like the longest stretch of the flight, with the best views.
With room for four, Jeremy and the other couple climbed into the back seat of the helicopter, and we were off.
As we rose over Reykjavík, the city looked more like a tiny model than a capital city.