Departure time: We will contact you shortly after you book, and find a suitable departure time.
Meeting location: Reykjavik Domestic Airport, Hangar 1 Nautholsvegur road.
Please note: Any passengers over 120 kg / 265 lbs / 19 stone are required to pay for 1.5 seats in the helicopter. This will ensure that everyone on the tour has a comfortable and safe ride!
Suitable for: everybody, including people who although young in mind and heart, have found themselves limited as to physical activity due to health reasons or old age. This tour is a great chance for everyone who is interested to enjoy these wonders of nature personally. Wheelchair users are also very welcome.
A volcanic eruption started in Heimaey on 23 January 1973 and destroyed or damaged about 60% of all the houses in the town. Close to one-third of all houses were under lava. Almost all local residents were evacuated. One man perished due to gas poiso...)
A volcanic eruption started in Heimaey on 23 January 1973 and destroyed or damaged about 60% of all the houses in the town. Close to one-third of all houses were under lava. Almost all local residents were evacuated. One man perished due to gas poisoning.
The world's largest puffin colony is found in the Westman Islands. More than ten million puffins live there. Also, the islands have been the most important fishing port of the country for many decades.
Surtsey Island originated in a large submarine eruption that commenced in 1963 and ended in 1967. It is the longest volcanic eruption in Iceland in historical times. Immediately after the eruption the new island, Surtsey, was protected by law. Geologists as well as biologists have been keenly monitoring the development of biodiversity on this new island.
At the end of the tour we will see power plants where geothermal heat is being harnessed to provide clean, sustainable energy.
Currently geothermal power heats 89% of the houses in Iceland and over 54% of the primary energy used comes from geothermal sources. For centuries, people have used thermal waters for bathing and washing clothes. The first use of geothermal energy for central heating came in 1907. About 81 percent of the total primary energy supply in Iceland is derived from domestically produced renewable energy sources.