Exciting 40-Minute Helicopter Flight Over Fagradalsfjall Volcano from Reykjavik

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Reykjavik Airport, Reykjavík, Iceland
40 minutes
All year
Minimum age


Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that lets you soar above the newly active Fagradalsfjall volcano with this exhilarating 40-minute helicopter ride. Thrill-seeking visitors to Reykjavik will love this exciting tour that allows them to enjoy fantastic views of an active volcano from above. 

Your adventure will begin in Iceland’s capital at the Reykjavik Domestic Airport. You’ll meet the expert pilot who will fly you over the Reykjanes peninsula toward the volcano. The pilot has in-depth knowledge of Fagradalsfjall’s new volcanic activity and can explain the recent eruptions to you as you prepare.

Before taking off, you’ll receive a quick safety briefing to ensure you understand what’s expected of you during the flight. The team will give you a headset to communicate directly with the pilot. When you’ve strapped yourself in, you’ll be ready to go. 

This tour is a 40-minute helicopter flight, and you’ll be seated for the duration of the experience. The helicopter is temperature controlled, so you won’t have to wear warm layers to feel comfortable. You won’t want to bring too much with you as there isn’t much storage space in the cabin — pack light!

After take-off, you’ll fly out of Reykjavik and over the Reykjanes Peninsula. You’ll see breathtaking views below you, including the outline of the peninsula and how it’s changing with the current volcanic activity.

The Fagradalsfjall volcano erupted in March 2021 and again in August 2022. Before this, it had been dormant for around 6,000 years. The whole Reykjanes peninsula hadn’t seen any volcanic activity for over 800 years, so the 2021 eruption of Fagradalsfjall was an incredible event. 

During your flight over the newly active volcano, you’ll be able to see how this recent volcanic activity has transformed the landscape. Your pilot will be able to find the best place to see the volcano from above, giving you a perfect view and an ideal photo opportunity. Cloud cover and weather conditions mean that each flight is slightly different.

The landscapes surrounding the volcano are awe-inspiring, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take excellent photos. If the weather permits, your pilot will take you on a different route back to Reykjavik so you can see other sights of the peninsula. 

After 40 minutes in the air, you’ll land at Reykjavik Domestic Airport, ready to enjoy the rest of your day in Iceland’s capital.

Don’t miss the opportunity to fly over an active volcano with this unforgettable 40-minute helicopter flight from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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40-minute flight over the Reykjanes peninsula and Fagradalsfjall volcano
Expert, English-speaking pilot



What to bring

Fully charged camera
Bottle of water

Good to know

In the event of bad weather that would make the journey dangerous, your flight will be rescheduled or fully refunded.

The tour needs a minimum of two passengers to run.

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