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Thrihnukagigur Volcano Helicopter Tour

Thrihnukagigur Volcano Helicopter Tour
Inside Þríhnúkagígur volcano, the vivid colours of the caldera are sure to amaze.
The chamber inside Þríhnúkagígur volcano is in fact large enough to fit the Statue of Liberty.
Even if you are a seasoned traveller, used to natural attractions around the globe, going inside the chamber of a volcano in Iceland will be an unforgettable experience.
It is perfectly safe to enter the chamber of Þrihnúkagígur volcano due to it having been dormant for approximately 4,000 years.
The tongue-twisting name of volcano Þríhnúkagígur roughly translates to 'Three Peaks Crater'.
Travellers to Iceland are sure to have visited Hallgrímskirkja Church in Reykjavík's centre, but did you know the cathedral could easily fit inside the chamber of Þríhnúkagígur volcano?

Fly by helicopter over the surreal lava landscapes of the Blue mountains on your way toward the incredible Þríhnúkagígur volcano. Þríhnúkagígur is the only destination on the planet where you can actually stand inside a volcano; a truly fantastic and unique experience!

The tour availability is twice daily, one in the morning, one in the afternoon, and departs from Reykjavík Airport. Flying in a helicopter is an extremely memorable experience in itself! Nothing can quite describe that feeling of feeling the rotors thudding overhead, watching the city and the world disappear in front of you to provide fantastic aerial visuals.

You will fly over the multi-coloured rooftops of the city, witness famous landmarks in the capital - such as the dome-shaped Perlan restaurant and the church, Hallgrímskirkja - and finally, head over dried lava fields toward the picturesque Blue Mountains. After a thrilling ride, you will finally arrive at your destination.

Þríhnúkagígur volcano is dormant, meaning that you are completely safe to enter the crater given you're equipped with the right kit! Fear not, your friendly and experienced tour guide will provide you will all the equipment necessary, including harnesses and helmets! Your guide will be eager to tell you more about the history and geology of the chamber, providing you with a fabulous insight into the makeup of Iceland’s majestic environment.

The colours lining the inner walls of the volcano are a breath-taking sight; you will be privy to fantastic shades of red, orange, yellow, green and blue create an incredible kaleidoscopic effect within the rock itself. Make sure not to forget your camera! You’ll want to look back on your pictures if just to clarify that you weren’t dreaming.

Join this tour for a high-flying helicopter adventure, travelling to the incredible and mighty Þríhnúkagígur volcano. Check booking availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - Dec.
  • Duration: 2,5 hours
  • Activities: Caving, Sightseeing, Helicopter
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Þríhnúkagígur, Reykjavík Airport
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 16:00.

Reykjavík domestic airport
Please note that pickup is not included in the helicopter tour.
  • Helicopter tour

  • Volcano tour

What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Warm clothes


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Free cancellation
No credit card fees
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