Volcano Tour - Helicopter
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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 13/11 2023 - There is a volcano in Iceland that is expected to erupt within a few hours/days.
We at Activities Iceland are waiting anxiously to see what happens. The volcano is on the Reykjanes peninsula, near the capital Reykjavik. Watching a volcanic eruption is a magical and dramatic experience. If there will be a volcanic eruption, and if it will be a harmless lava eruption, Activities Iceland will offer both helicopter tours and hiking tours to view the volcanic eruption. Stay updated on the page.
Update 5/8 2023 - The volcano is dormant again. No activity for now! However, it has not officially stopped (it can start again any time.) The tour is still offered, as you can see the volcano, new lava / crater and smoke. It is dramatic sightseeing.
On July 10th, 2023, a new volcanic eruption began in Iceland. After a few days of increasing earthquakes at the mountain Litli Hrútur on the Reykjanes peninsula, near the capital Reykjavik, an almost magical and dramatic volcanic eruption started again. The volcanic eruption can be viewed through both helicopter tours and hikes - however, one should be aware that there is approx. 20 km of hiking to the eruption site.
We offer helicopter tours that fly up over the magnificent natural phenomenon, where you can observe the new bursting, fiery lava. There is a great demand for these tours, and it is therefore important to contact us as soon as possible if interested.
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.
We only have two helicopters, with 5 - 6 seats in each one. We recommend that you book in good time, as this is a very popular tour, and it gets sold out quickly.
We will cancel the tour if the conditions on the site are not safe
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%
Se photos from the volcanic eruption
Se Video from the volcanic eruption in Litli Hrútur 2023
Se Video from the volcanic eruption
- This tour is on request -
- We only have two helicopters, with 5 - 6 seats in each one.
- If we don't have availability on requested day and requested time we will come back to you with other options
- Please tell us how many your are, which dates & times are possible for you and provite us with your mobile nr, so we can text or call you if we have availability (the seats sell out fast, so we a need fast replay).
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Nauthólsvegur, 102 Reykjavik.
Pick-up: This tour is not with a pick-up