A volcano helicopter tour Iceland is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Fagradalsfjall volcano started erupting on the 10th of July and lava is still flowing. This is an amazing chance to see mother nature’s power from a bird’s eye view and take some incredible pictures. There is no dedicated tour for this specific eruption on Nordurflug’s website but most of their helicopter tours fly by the active volcano. You can also book an airplane tour by Myflug which is much cheaper than a helicopter flight but it can’t get as close to the eruption site.
On this adventure, you’ll start by taking a helicopter ride from Reykjavik’s domestic airport and soar above the island. From here, you’ll see Reykjavik and its many natural wonders including bubbling mud baths, bright green Lake Graenavatn, the hot springs of Seltun and the Blue Lagoon from the air.
Soaring Over Lava: Experiencing the Power of Nature with Iceland’s Volcano Helicopter Tours
Next, you’ll be able to see the volcanic areas of the Reykjanes peninsula including the Thrihnjukagigur crater. You’ll land by the crater and walk up to its entrance, which requires some physical effort. After you’ve had a look around the crater, your pilot will fly back to Reykjavik.
This is the ultimate tour for those who want to witness a live volcanic eruption from the air and explore other stunning geothermal areas of Iceland. You’ll be able to fly over historic sites like Thingvellir National Park and the mighty Geysir as well as awe-inspiring waterfalls such as Gullfoss.