Airplane Sightseeing Tour Over the Live Volcanic Eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula

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Nauthólsvegur 101, 102 Reykjavík, Iceland
1 hour
English, Icelandic
June - July
Minimum age
12 years old


Discover the active volcanic sites on the Reykjanes Peninsula by small plane with this once-in-a-lifetime tour from Reykjavik. Any travelers who want to see the power of the earth from a fantastic perspective should not hesitate to book this tour.

You’ll begin your day when you meet your pilot at Reykjavik’s domestic airport. After a briefing, you’ll board your small plane, which can seat up to five people, guaranteeing a small group. You’ll then take off over Iceland’s capital.

Lift-off is an exhilarating experience, allowing you to witness the city shrink beneath you. As you soar over Reykjavik, admire the colorful patchwork quilt of tin roofs below you, the beautiful waters of Faxafloi bay, the surrounding nature, and landmarks such as Hallgrimskirkja church.

The landscapes will quickly change as you leave the capital and fly over the desolate Reykjanes Peninsula. This volcanic landscape has been shaped by eruptions for millennia, resulting in barren lava fields, cone-shaped mountains, craters, and geothermal areas.

You can also enjoy dramatic coastlines from both windows, witness little fishing villages, and marvel over the beautiful Lake Kleifarvatn.

Finally, you’ll reach the area where the most recent eruptions in Iceland have happened. Fagradalsfjall, Geldingadalur, Litli-Hrutur, and Sundhnukur volcanoes have had periods of spectacular activity since 2021.

Note that while the Reykjanes Peninsula has regular volcanic eruptions, which are predicted to last for many more years, flowing lava cannot be guaranteed.

If the volcano is erupting, expect a fantastic display that could include vivid orange rivers, craters sputtering lava rocks, and fountains of fire.

Your pilot will keep you at a safe distance while providing incredible views. Though it is possible to hike near the eruption site, the sights do not compare to those in the sky.

If the volcano has paused, you’ll still see dramatic fields of new land and fresh craters. You may still see the lava glowing and steaming.

After some spectacular views, your guide will fly you back to Reykjavik. The views on the return journey are just as beautiful, and in clear weather, you may even get to see the Snaefelles Peninsula and the Snaefellsjokull glacier across the water.

Once your one-hour adventure is over, you’ll have a smooth touchdown at Reykjavik airport and can continue your adventures in the capital! 

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime, small-group tour to witness the recent volcanoes of the Reykjanes Peninsula on a small plane. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Please note that sightseeing flights are dependent on the weather it is very important to leave a valid phone number in your booking so that the operator can contact you in case of a schedule change.

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