Helicopter tour to see the volcanic eruption in Iceland
Availability: All year
Duration:: 35 – 45min
Meeting Place: Nauthólsvegur, 102 Reykjavik. Vi have several departures every day. We will come back to you on your e-mail, with a precise time.
Clothes: Warm clothes and good footwear
Age limit: No limit
Included: Sightseeing flight in a helicopter over the volcano eruption site in Geldingadalir / Merardalir by Fagradalsfall. Guidance in English.
NB. This tour is very popular and there is limit availability. Please book this tour in good time.
People over 120kg (264lb) pay 50% additional fee
Magnificent Volcanic Eruption in Iceland near Reykjavik - Fagradals mountain
Update. 20/8 2022 The Volcano has stopped erupting... at least for now! The helicopter tour is though still in high demand. It is a very attractive tour, as you can see the brand-new glowing lava and the smoke in the area. It is a dramatic sight.
Could you be interested to experience something extra unique, something you might not have the possibility to experience ever again in your live?
We offer you a tour with a helicopter to see a real volcanic eruption in Iceland. This is a once in a lifetime experience. Originally eruption started in Geldingadalir by Fagradals fjall in March 2021, stopped in December same year, but started again in Merardalir on 3/8 2022 and is still going strong. This type of volcanic eruption is called basaltic lava eruption and it flows from long, parallel fissures. This type of eruption could go on for many years, even decades. It is amazing scenic sights to see the glowing lava run slowly in a lava river throughout the valley of Geldingadalir.
This area is very close to the Keflavik international airport and the Blue Lagoon. It is only about 30 km from Reykjavik city and the smoke from the volcano can often be seen from the capital, especially at night. The area is a very volcanic active area with bubbling hot springs in some places, although the last actual volcano eruption was in this area in the year 1240.
On the helicopter tour you will experience mother nature’s power on a close range. It should not be missed out on, when travelling to Iceland.
About the tour:
We will meet you in Reykjavik, where we head off flying south west towards the eruption in Geldingadalir / Merardalir. This tour takes about 35 - 45 minutes. This is an experience for all the senses, not only the view is magnificent, but the smell and the sounds of the lava bursting out of the volcano play´s also a huge roll here.
The Price per person: ca. $450 (depending on currency fluctuation)
Please pick a desired date and time and we will come back to you on your e-mail
We are obliged to charge cancellation fees to passenger(s) as follows:
Less than 2 weeks and more than 72 hours – 10%
Less than 72 hours– 100%
Nauthólsvegur, 102 Reykjavik.
Pick-up: This tour is not with a pick-up
PLEASE NOTE In Iceland all itineraries are designed to be flexible taking weather conditions into account. Activities Iceland and the tour operators reserve the right to change your itinerary or cancel the tour with your safety in mind.
If we need to cancel your tour, you will of cause be refunded. By booking activity you are confirming that you agree to our terms.