2022 Active Fagradalsfjall Volcano Helicopter Tour from Reykjavik

A helicopter pilot dares to fly near Fagradalsfjall.
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Reykjavík, Iceland
40 minutes
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Experience the ongoing eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano from above with this jaw-dropping helicopter tour! If you're staying in the Reykjavik area, make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

For this excursion, you will first head to Reykjavik Domestic Airport, conveniently located just a five minutes drive from the city center. Here, you’ll meet your friendly pilot, who has a lot of experience embarking on such thrilling journeys; they will brief you on the route before guiding you to the helicopter.

Taking off from the runway is an unforgettable sight. From the windows, you’ll be awed as the city shrinks beneath you and a colorful patchwork of vivid tin roofs unfolds. From this height, you’ll be able to see features such as Hallgrimskirkja church and the Harpa Concert Hall as if they were toy miniatures.

Then you will set out across the volcanic landscapes of the Reykjanes peninsula. As you soar over this barren wilderness, you’ll soon find yourself at the source of the ongoing volcanic eruption.

As you soar over this barren wilderness, you’ll soon find yourself at the source of the ongoing volcanic eruption. You can see where the earth has opened up and marvel at the glowing red lava. Your pilot will take you on a journey around the main eruption site in Meradalir valley, where lava is gushing out, showing you all the colors and amazing patterns created by this force of nature.

After circling this awe-inspiring place several times, you can enjoy the Mordor-like landscapes from the air before heading back for a touchdown in Reykjavik. Grab your limited seat on this helicopter tour of the erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

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All flights are weather dependent and flights must abide by the rules and regulations set in place by the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. If your flight is canceled due to weather or other factors, your flight will be rescheduled or refunded.

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