Epic 45-Minute Fagradalsfjall Volcano 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 fresh lava of the recent eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano. Anyone traveling in Iceland should not miss this aerial adventure and opportunity to see the volcanic power of Iceland from above.

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

As you circle 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 active eruption site.

Once you reach it, you'll be blown away by the result of the incredible power of Iceland's nature. On August 3rd 2022, a 300-meter-long volcanic fissure opened up in Meradalir valley and spewed out red-hot glowing lava in all directions. The eruption lasted for three weeks and left a field of solidified black lava in the valley.

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 vantage points. 

Once you have marveled over the aftermath the volcanic eruption 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. Take the opportunity to see a fresh lava field with your own eyes in the Land of Ice and FIRE!

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