From Reykjavik: New Volcanic Eruption Area Helicopter Tour

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Take a scenic helicopter flight over the New Volcanic Area from Reykjavik. Experience breathtaking views of the eruption site and get closer to the action than any walking tour. Book your From Reykjavik: New Volcanic Eruption Area Helicopter Tour here.

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Embark on a Spectacular Journey

Our Fagradalsfjall helicopter tour From Reykjavik: New Volcanic Eruption Area Helicopter Tour begins at Reykjavik’s conveniently located domestic airport. Here, you’ll meet your pilot and receive a briefing on the journey ahead. A sleek, modern helicopter awaits you on the tarmac, ready for takeoff.

Intimate Volcano Experience

With only five or six seats per craft, you’re guaranteed an intimate interaction with the volcano and a spectacular view. Please note, volcanic eruptions are natural occurrences and may not be active during your visit.

The Eruption at Fagradalsfjall

The eruption occurred on March 19, 2021, in Geldingadalir Valley, some 20 miles from Reykjavik. This small-sized eruption is located on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Historical Context

The last eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula was in the 14th century AD. Interestingly, this eruption was followed by some 50,000 seismic jolts.

A Surprise Eruption

Seismology experts were surprised by this eruption as there was no seismic activity at the time. Without such activity, an eruption seemed unlikely.

A Unique Perspective

A flying tour like ours offers the best view of the volcano, away from the crowds who have come on foot. This gives you a more intimate experience.

Safety First

Please note that our helicopter tour From Reykjavik: New Volcanic Eruption Area Helicopter Tour does not include landing at the site to ensure passenger safety.

Scenic Views

As we loop around to the Reykjanes Peninsula, you’ll enjoy beautiful views of Mount Esja and Faxafloi Bay.

Tour Duration

The total duration of the tour is approximately 45-60 minutes. You’ll see the simmering crater, flowing lava stream, and extensive lava field.


Please note that if lava is not visible during our flight, we are not responsible for scheduling another flight. All flights are weather-dependent and follow the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management’s rules to ensure safety.

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Reykjavík Airport, Reykjavík, 101, 102 Reykjavík, Iceland

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3 reviews for From Reykjavik: New Volcanic Eruption Area Helicopter Tour

  1. Angela – Britain (verified owner)

    Great communications with company, friendly staff and the pilot was great. Perfect weather. We had super fun and another perspective on Iceland’s geology not seen from the ground.

  2. Pamela – United States (verified owner)

    Great! Our pilot circled and approached from many directions so that everyone had a great view. The facility was well run and easy to access. It was a highlight of our trip to Iceland.

  3. Jean – Portugal (verified owner)

    6 STARS

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