VOLCANIC ERUPTION HELICOPTER TOUR

FROM 59,900 ISK

The Volcanic Eruption Helicopter tour barely needs an introduction. Fly by helicopter to the newly erupting volcano site at Geldingadalur. Also known as the Fagradalsfjall volcano. Fly across the desolate, scarred landscape of the Reykjanes Peninsula, and hover over the active volcanic area.

***The Volcano Status – updated 25th August 2022***
Recently the volcanic activity has been dropping and has stopped for the time being. Until the past 2 or 3 days there was a smaller amount of lava still erupting from the craters, however, this hasn’t happened in a few days so it cannot be guaranteed that you will see lava. The volcanic activity (for now) is also trending down over all, potentially into a period of inactivity. Of course this can change, and any given day could be the day you will see fresh lava. Keep this in mind if you still intend to book this tour. We will be monitoring daily for changes. 

The volcano at Geldingadalur started to erupt again on the 3rd of August, 2022 after almost a year of dormancy. The big difference now is that the fresh lava flow is more remote and far away from any roads. This means any attempt to walk to it is a full day trip and only recommended for strong hikers with lots of spare time. In short, the volcanic eruption hike isn’t for everyone. Thankfully, our friends at Atlantsflug can take you there instead.

On this approximate 45 minute tour you are taken on an exhilarating helicopter flight over the Reykjanes Peninsula. Before you know it, you will see the glowing crater and fresh lava from the volcanic eruption site in Geldingadalur. A comfortable Atlantflug’s 4-5 seat helicopter offers everyone spectacular views of the volcano on the way.

No walking is required.

This tour has a 4 person minimum to go and is available as private upon request.

The Volcanic Eruption Site

From above you will get to witness the massive volcanic crater bubbling and spraying lava into the air. Rivers of lava flow like water from the crater. Slow moving lava glows across a large area. Smoke and steam billow out of this newly formed feature. Even the cooled black, glistening lava fields are likes something from a J R R Tolkien novel. The crater acts differently every time it is visited but one thing is for sure, it will always be a spectacular view from above (while it’s still erupting).

The volcano is a natural wonder and we cannot guarantee visible lava at the time of your tour.

Please note, on this tour you do not land at the volcano site. All views are from the helicopter.

Meeting point

REYKJAVIK FBO
Nauthólsvegur, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

This tour is a meet on location. You must arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time. The meeting point is only a short drive from Reykjavík City Centre. There are many local taxis that can take you there.

Tour Highlights

OPERATES
While the volcano is erupting

DEPARTURE
Daily

DURATION
40 minutes

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Very Easy

GROUP SIZE
Min 4 to book
Max 5 in helicopter

MINIMUM AGE
NA

PRICE – ISK
59,900 ISK

USD
Approx. $440

EURO / GBP
Approx. €435 / £370

Please note
This tour only operates in good weather and when the volcano is erupting. It is common for flights to be rescheduled or cancelled based on weather and conditions at the volcano site. You will receive a full refund for any cancellations by Atlantsflug. 

GOOD TO KNOW

The flight time is approximately 10 – 15 minutes each way from Reykjavík to the volcano, with around 15 minutes of hovering above and around the volcanic site.

Your safety is of the utmost importance to Atlantsflug.

This tour is operated by our friends at ATLANTSFLUG

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