30-Minute Active Volcanic Eruption and Reykjanes Area Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

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Reykjavík, Iceland
30 minutes
All year
Minimum age


Embark on an extraordinary journey with this Reykjanes volcano helicopter tour, venturing into the heart of the most recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland. For those fascinated by the unpredictable nature of volcanic phenomena and eager to explore the transformed landscape, this helicopter tour promises an unparalleled experience.

Witness the live eruption at Sundhnukagigar volcano from the air from various perspectives. This region has seen multiple eruptions in four years after laying in slumber for 800 years. The most recent eruption started on May 29th, 2024, and is still ongoing.

Your adventure begins at Reykjavik Domestic Airport, just a short 10 to 15-minute' drive from downtown. Ensure you arrive 30 minutes before departure to kickstart this thrilling journey. 

From the moment you lift off, you'll be immersed in the stunning aftermath of the volcanic activity. The lava field, a product of the eruption, has dramatically altered the terrain, causing mountains to shrink, valleys to disappear, and new craters to emerge. The landscape is a testament to the power and transformative impact of Mother Nature.

As you soar above the site, you can see where new lava is coming up from the ground, with smoke and steam rising from both the massive crater and the newly formed lava field. The lava, still hot to the touch, will continue to radiate heat for years to come. 

This helicopter tour offers the best vantage point, circling the lava field and exploring it from various angles. Marvel at the craters, each telling a unique story of the volcano's ever-evolving behavior during the eruption.

While there is no landing at the eruption site, your helicopter tour ensures an exceptional viewing experience. With a maximum of four passengers per flight, your journey becomes an intimate and private exploration of the volcanic landscape. 

Safety is prioritized, and helicopter flights are weather-dependent, adhering to regulations set by Almannavarnir (Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management). In the event of weather-related cancellations, rest assured that the refund policy due to force majeure ensures fairness and transparency.

This volcano sightseeing helicopter tour is available year-round, providing you the opportunity to witness the captivating changes in the landscape brought about by the recent eruptions. Don't miss out on this unique experience.

Book now and seize the opportunity to see a volcanic eruption from the air! Check availability now by choosing a date.

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30 to 40 minutes sightseeing from the air with a great view of the craters and surrounding lava fields



Good to know

The helicopters have a capacity of four passengers.

You will be informed of your departure time after you book your tour.

Please note that the volcano is a natural phenomena and there is no guarantee of bubbling or flowing lava at the time of your tour. This tour runs all-year with and without volcanic activity. Activity is subject to change, please consult the Icelandic weather website for full information.

There is an option to select your preferred departure slot (morning or afternoon) during the booking process after you fill in the details. That will be taken into consideration, subject to availability.

Helicopter flights are always weather-dependent, and the itinerary may be changed to ensure a safe flight.

The tour operator abides by the rules and regulations set in place at the eruption site by Almannavarnir (Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management).

If your flight is canceled due to weather, you will receive a refund according to our cancellation policy due to force majeure.

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