Soar for up to an hour above the most recent volcano site in Iceland, Fagradalsfjall, with this jaw-dropping helicopter tour! Anyone staying in or passing through Reykjavik right now should grab this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
For this excursion, you will first head to Reykjavik’s Domestic Airport, conveniently located just half an hour’s walk (or five minutes’ drive) from the center. Here, you’ll meet your friendly pilot, who has plenty 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 before you 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 Iceland's most recent volcanic eruption. You can see where the earth opened up and marvel at the vast lava field that once was glowing red. Your pilot will take you on a journey around the main crater, showing you all the colors and amazing patterns created by the force of mother nature.
After circling this awe-inspiring place several times you can enjoy the Morder-like landscapes from the air before heading back for a touchdown in Reykjavik.
The volcanic eruption at Fagradalsfjall lasted for six months, from March 19th to September 18th, 2021. Scientists say that we are now heading into a period of many eruptions in the area and with all the frequent earthquakes and tension in the area, it is only a matter of time when eruptions will start up again.
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