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A recent eruption sight of a volcano is a sight you won’t likely forget. Come aboard and see the newly formed lava fissure from a safe distance!


  • Recently Erupted Volcano
  • Meradalir Valley
  • Scenic Airplane Flight


  • 35-40 minutes flight above the volcano site
  • Certified airplane pilot
  • A scenic airplane flight

What to bring

  • Dress according to weather
  • Camera

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration 1 hour
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age No Limit
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No


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During this flight from Reykjavik, you will have an amazing opportunity to witness the recently erupted volcano with your own eyes. The lava fissure that opened in Reykjanes Peninsula is one of the most accessible volcanic eruptions ever. So, don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!

The flight to the Meradalir volcano is organized, having the highest safety standards in mind. Please note that the volcanic eruption is a natural phenomenon and could look different from one day to another. Nevertheless, the newly formed lava valley will be an amazing sight to see!

The flight leaves from ACE FBO private plane terminal at Reykjavik domestic airport, 5 minutes away from the Reykjavik downtown area. 

It will take you over the recently erupted volcano, where we'll circle the area for everyone to get that perfect shot of a newly formed lava field and fissure before we head back to the capital.  

The total flight time is approximately 35-40 minutes.

The flight takes place over a volcano, so some bumps can be expected. There's nothing to worry about since it is safe to fly over the area.


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 flowing lava 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.

Scientists and the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management are always monitoring the area closely and informing the public if there are any updates. The area is open to the public but that can of course change with little notice. The safety of our passengers is our number one priority therefore we will follow the instructions coming from the authorities but as of right now the area is open and is not considered to be dangerous to the public.

Also, we recommend visiting active volcano to follow these steps in the area:

  • Keep your distance and don't step into the lava from the last eruption
  • Due to the risk of gas exposure do not go down into the valleys. Instead, observe the eruption from the hills and mountainsides
  • Be aware of the wind direction
  • Avoid standing directly against the wind

Generally, the site is open 24/7 to all visitors, keep in mind that the area can be closed quickly due to weather or other unforeseen changes.

The Meradalir Volcano is located on the Reykjanes peninsula close to Grindavík.

A new eruption started on the 3rd of August 2022 in Mt. Fagradalsfjall after being officially declared over on December 18th, 2021.

Since August 21st, 2022 there has been no visible activity in Meradalir Volcano. No flowing lava can be seen at the moment, but the hiking path remains open.

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.

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