Thrilling 90-Minute Helicopter Flight over Fagradalsfjall Volcano with Lava Landing

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Reykjavík, Iceland
1,3 hours
Jan. - Oct.
Minimum age


Experience a thrilling 90-minute helicopter flight over Fagradalsfjall volcano with a lava landing from Reykjavik. Those looking for a breathtaking experience and a unique perspective on the nature around Reykjavik will enjoy this flightseeing adventure. 

This helicopter tour begins at the Reykjavik Domestic Airport. After checking in for the trip, you'll meet your friendly pilot and guide, who'll give you a short orientation. During your briefing, you'll get some safety tips and learn more about your tour destination. 

To ensure you're comfortable throughout the tour, consider wearing warm clothes, sunglasses, and sturdy shoes. You'll land at a famous geothermal area in Iceland, so wearing these combinations will become handy. You can also bring a camera to capture the beautiful views during your landing. 

While in the sky, your tour guide will be happy to answer your questions about the Fagradalsfjall volcanic area and its surroundings. 

As soon as you take off, you'll get your first taste of beauty when you see the fantastic skyline of Reykavik. As you fly further, the city view will change to the beautiful panoramas of the Reykjanes Peninsula and the surrounding lava fields of Fagradalsfjall volcano. 

The volcano experienced recent eruptions in 2021 and 2022, a first in 800 years. The site remains visitor-friendly and produces a unique image from the helicopter. 

After your Fagradalsfjall volcanic area exploration, you'll fly over the valleys, mountains, and old lava fields of the Hengill geothermal area, which is one-of-a-kind. The site covers around 39 square miles (100 square kilometers) and is one of the hottest geothermal zones in Iceland.

The geothermal area is also an active volcanic site, although the last major eruption happened 2000 years ago. You can still see where the earth opened up here and gaze over the breathtaking black lava covering the area. 

The Hengill geothermal area is also one of the primary sources of power in South Iceland. Two power plants are connected to the site, creating energy for nearby Icelandic towns. 

At the height of the tour, you'll stop and land at Hengill, allowing you to stretch your legs and experience its lava field and all the area's wonders. See some boiling hot springs and the stunning colors of the steam rising from the earth. Make sure you have a camera ready so you won't miss these sights. 

After ending your Hengill exploration, you'll fly back to Reykjavik. Upon your return, you'll go through a scenic route over the colorful Reykjavik houses, Hallgrimskirkja church, Harpa Concert Hall, and other iconic sites in the city. The tour ends once you land at Reykjavik airport. 

Note that the tour depends on the weather conditions, especially the landing part. For example, if your pilot deems it unsafe to land or complete the tour, you can reschedule or get a refund. 

Do not miss the chance to experience a 90-minute helicopter flight over Fagradalsfjall volcano with lava landing. Check availability now by choosing a date. 

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Small group tour (minimum of four)
90-minute helicopter tour



What to bring

Sturdy and comfortable shoes
Appropriate clothes for the weather
Warm clothes


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