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Epic 45-Minute Fagradalsfjall Volcano New Lava Helicopter Tour from Reykjavik

A helicopter soars over Iceland's ongoing eruption.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
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Embark on an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime flight over the site of the 2021 Fagradalsfjall volcano. Anyone traveling in Iceland should not miss this aerial adventure wishing to see some of the world's newest land.

You will arrive at Reykjavik's centrally-located domestic airport to meet your pilot and be briefed on this breathtaking trip. From there, you'll make your way onto the tarmac to your modern, sleek helicopter, ready to take the flight. There will be just four seats per craft, guaranteeing a great view and a personalized encounter with the volcanic site.

There are few experiences as adrenaline-pumping or beautiful as lifting off in a helicopter from Reykjavik and watching the city shrink beneath you. Its colorful tin roofs will be a patchwork quilt beneath you within moments, and monumental features such as Hallgrimskirkja and Harpa will become minuscule and quaint. 

As you circle to the Reykjanes Peninsula, you will also get some great perspectives of the nature surrounding Iceland's capital, such as the verdant Mount Esja and sparkling Faxafloi Bay.

The landscapes that will unfold as you begin to soar over Reykjanes are similarly spectacular, though much more barren. Moss-coated lava, cone-shaped volcanoes, and steaming geothermal areas define this region and will mesmerize you as you get ever closer to the eruption site.

Once you reach it, you'll be blown away by the beauty of the black, twisted lava below, and you can imagine how this area was breathtaking when consumed in lava and flame. Some areas of the field below may still glow from the eruption's heat.

A great advantage to a flying tour such as this one is that you will be able to get the best view, far from the crowds who arrived here on foot, providing you with a much more intimate experience as you enjoy the best perspective. 

Once you have marveled over 2021's most magnificent phenomenon for around 15 minutes from the air, you'll return to the domestic airport, no doubt still enthralled by your experience. 

Overall, the journey will last about 45 minutes, but its memories will last a lifetime. After all, how many can say they have seen some of the world's newest land in one of its most beautiful countries? 

Furthermore, this tour is easy to fit around other plans.

Grab the chance to soar above the magnificent, now dormant volcano of Fagradalsfjall from Reykjavik before it stops erupting. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Please check your email throughout the day before departure, as weather or inclement conditions may require this tour to be rescheduled for safety reasons.

Please note that the maximum weight per passenger is 135kg or 297lb

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