Exhilarating 35-Minute Helicopter Tour Over Active Volcanic Landscapes from Reykjavik

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Norðurflug Helicopter Tours, Nauthólsvegur, Reykjavík, Iceland
35 minutes
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This awe-inspiring 35-minute helicopter tour from Reykjavik takes you over the live Sundhnukagigar eruption and recent eruption sites on the Reykjanes peninsula. Travelers keen to witness Iceland's newest eruption site from a safe vantage point should book this tour now.

Your helicopter flight starts at the Reykjavik Domestic Airport just south of the city center. It's only 0.8 miles (1.4 kilometers) from the National Museum of Iceland and 1.1 miles (1.8 kilometers) from the Hallgrimskirkja church.

You'll greet your experienced pilot when you arrive at the airport. They're an expert in their field and also friendly and outgoing. Your pilot knows Iceland's terrain well and respects weather conditions.

Soon, you'll depart Reykjavik's urban landscape for a thrilling 30 to 35-minute flight. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the city's colorful houses and stunning coastline as you fly towards the Reykjanes peninsula.

This tour flies over the oldest and newest eruption sites on the Reykjanes peninsula. Reykjanes is known for its geothermal activity and otherworldly moss-covered lava fields, so you can enjoy the fantastic vistas of its landscapes from above.

Reykjanes was without volcanic eruptions for 800 years. That all changed in 2021 with the Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption, the first of many to come. 

The Meradalir eruption followed in 2022, and an eruption at nearby Litli-Hrutur occurred in 2023. Several further eruptions occurred in late 2023 and early 2024. The situation remains volatile and unpredictable, with the newest eruption occurring on May 29th and still ongoing.

The earlier eruptions were less dangerous, allowing visitors to explore the surrounding areas on guided hikes. However, following more recent ones, it has been necessary to restrict access to ensure public safety.

On a helicopter tour, you can witness the volcanoes in their full glory from a safe position. Marvel at the surreal landscapes below, which may be inaccessible to most travelers. Your pilot can point out landmarks and points of interest and answer any questions you have.

The situation on the Reykjanes peninsula is constantly evolving, so the operator cannot guarantee that you'll see boiling lava. The volcanoes you fly over may or may not be active during your trip. In any case, you will have the best possible viewing experience from the air.

Your flight is weather-dependent, and the pilot will always follow the rules and regulations of the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. 

In the case of a flight cancelation, the operator will aim to rebook you for the same day or a different day as needed. If rebooking isn't possible, you will receive a refund.

After a brilliant experience flying over the volcanoes of the Reykjanes peninsula, you'll land back at the Reykjavik Domestic Airport, where the excursion ends.

Don't miss the chance to witness the oldest and newest eruption sites on the Reykjanes peninsula with this 35-minute helicopter tour from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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30 to 35-minute flight over the oldest and newest eruption sites on the Reykjanes peninsula



What to bring

Camera (recommended lens focal length is 24-105 mm or 70-200 mm)

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The flight is weather-dependent. The operator may need to change the itinerary or cancel the flight due to weather conditions or other factors outside their control. If the flight is canceled, you can rebook or receive a refund.

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