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About Tour

Fly over the volcano eruption site on the Reykjanes Peninsula to see newly erupted volcano in all its glory. The grounds near the town of Grindavik were once again shaken by a much-anticipated eruption.

Highlights

  • Witness recent eruption site
  • Go on a helicopter ride

Included

  • A Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • A Visit to Hengill Geothermal Area (Geothermal landing option only)

What to bring

  • Dress according to the weather

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration 35 min
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Group maximum 5 people
Minimum age 2 years
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

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Itinerary

This exciting helicopter tour starts at Reykjavik Airport and continues to fly over the recent volcanic eruption site.  See the newly formed land from above as you fly safely in a helicopter through the area. If you're worried about your safety, there will be an experienced guide to take care of you and keep you out of harm's way.

After this adventure, we will return to Reykjavik Airport with a scenic view over the capital's famous attractions, such as Hallgrímskirkja Church and Harpa Concert Hall.

Please note: volcanic eruption is a natural phenomenon and, therefore is hard to predict. We cannot guarantee the sight of boiling lava, but while the main crater is dormant, you will still be able to see the fresh lava surrounding the area.

  • There is a 4-person minimum passenger requirement.

  • All our flights are weather dependent and we have to abide by the rules and regulations set in place by the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. If we have to cancel your flight due to weather or other factors out of our control, we will try to reschedule your flight or give you a full refund.

  • Due to the nature of the flight, we can not accommodate children under the age of 2 years old on this tour. Exceptions can be discussed for private tours.

FAQ

The situation at the eruption site can change. Please check regularly for updates on on accessible areas and safety rules.

The situation at the eruption site can change. Please check the newest information on the volcano eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Yes, the weather can make all the difference and determine whether you can reach the eruption site or if you will enjoy the journey or not. You can find Weather information here and a gas forecast here.

Authorities in Iceland have taken the necessary steps to ensure everyone's safety. Hiking in the area will only be allowed once they give the go-ahead. Keep an eye on the situation and regular updates.

When exploring volcanic areas, it's crucial to maintain a safe distance, be mindful of gas exposure, and know the direction of the wind to avoid any mishaps.

The best and safest way to visit a volcano is with a guided tour. Expert guides will be able to lead you to the eruption site, choosing the most secure paths and the optimal distance to observe the newly formed lava fields so you can get the best, safest, and most enjoyable experience. You can choose to book the hike to the eruption site or book a helicopter tour and see the volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula from above.

It is not obligatory to be accompanied by a professional guide to visit the site. However, taking a guided tour is safer than visiting the eruption site as fellow travelers will accompany you, and a local professional guide will ensure your safety. 

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