Private 35-Minute Helicopter Tour of Live Reykjanes Volcanic Area from Reykjavik

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Reykjavik Airport, Reykjavík, Iceland
30 minutes
All year
Minimum age
2 years old


Embark on an exhilarating helicopter sightseeing tour over the volcanic area on the Reykjanes peninsula and live Sundhnukagigar eruption in Southwest Iceland. Adventurous travelers who want to learn more about Iceland's recent volcanic activity and get incredible photos of the eruption site will love this private helicopter tour.

Begin your adventure by meeting at the designated spot at Ace FBO Reykjavik. You'll check in and greet the experienced English-speaking pilot guide leading your group on this sightseeing flight. 

This tour is a private excursion, so it'll be just you and your group. There's no need to wait for other guests. 

Please note that this trip is not recommended for pregnant travelers and is unsuitable for babies. 

Board the helicopter, get comfortable, and prepare yourself for an exciting ride. Enjoy the take-off as the helicopter lifts into the air. You'll soon be soaring toward the Reykjanes peninsula, just south of Reykjavik.

During this thrilling flight, you'll witness the aftermath of recent eruptions that have shaped this rugged landscape. Over the past few years, this area has experienced several eruptions, but your focus will be on the most recent ones.

After around 800 years without volcanic activity, the Reykjanes peninsula has recently experienced several eruptions over a few years. This dramatic volcanic activity has led to widespread evacuations of the area and drastic changes to the landscape.

From your position in the helicopter, you'll have an incredible bird' s-eye view of the eruption site. The landscape below is marked by steaming vents and colorful mineral deposits. 

As you soar through the sky, you'll better understand the impact of the eruptions on the surrounding area. It's a mesmerizing sight that offers plenty of opportunities for taking stunning photographs.

During the flight, your pilot will tell you more about the volcanic activity and the geological forces at work. 

Communicating through a headset, you'll learn about the peninsula's formation, the lava's composition, and the eruptions' impact on the area and the people living there.

After roughly 35 minutes in the air, the helicopter begins its descent back to Reykjavik Domestic Airport. As you touch down, take a moment to reflect on the unforgettable experience you've just had. 

After landing, you can spend the rest of the day exploring Reykjavik's attractions or relaxing at your accommodation.

This unforgettable private helicopter tour offers the chance to see a new volcanic eruption site from above. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Expert, English-speaking pilot guide
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What to bring

Fully charged camera
Reusable water bottle
Warm, waterproof clothing
Binoculars (optional)

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