VOLCANO ERUPTION IN ICELAND HELICOPTER TOUR

Experience a helicopter flight over Iceland's most recent volcanic eruption, the Keilir volcano eruption in Reykjanes, reignited on February 8th, 2024. 

Have you been left speechless by the images of the last volcanic eruption in Iceland? Do you want to see the effects of the eruption with your own eyes from above? Secure your seats for a helicopter tour to fly over the active volcanic eruption area  in Reykjanes peninsula - Sundhnukagigar. The volcano resumed its activity on February 8th, 2024!!!! The helicopter flight to the volcano eruption zone lasts about 35-45 minutes. You will be overflying the actual eruption area for approx 7-10 min. If you have flexibility book through the widget and we will assign a time slot.

 

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ACTIVE VOLCANO ERUPTION AREA IN HELICOPTER - TOUR DETAILS

Volcano eruption tour in Iceland

Level of difficulty: Easy (1 / 5)
Activity duration: About 35-45 minutes
Minimum age required:  2 years old, price as adults.
Price: 469 EUR per person. Overveight limit - plus 1/2 extra price.
Price includes: Helicopter flight from Reykjavík over the eruption site Litli-Hrútur of a volcano in Reykjanes, local taxes. This scenic flight is guided in English by the helicopter pilot.
Scheduled departuresEvery day (depending on weather conditions and orders from the Icelandic Authorities) with departures from Reykjavík Domestic Airport only for prebooked and prepaid reservations. The helicopter port in Reykjavík Domestic airport is located only 5 minut drive from the city center. Our helicopters are from a modern fleet and we offer 4-6 seaters. Each helicopter ensures an amazing sightseeing experinece as you can very well see also from the middle seat.

 

LIVE STREAM FROM THE VOLCANO ERUPTION AREA IN ICELAND

Immerse yourself in the captivating spectacle of Iceland's recent volcanic eruption near Fagradalsfjall, which began on February 8th, drawing global attention. Witness nature's raw power as molten lava cascades down the mountainside, offering an unforgettable experience.

Embark on a thrilling helicopter flight to the eruption site in the North of Gríndavík at Sundhnúkur. While eruptions are unpredictable, our tour provides the opportunity to witness this incredible sight, though lava flow sightings cannot be guaranteed due to varying activity levels. Secure your seat now for a 30-35 minute tour of the volcanic landscape.

Experience the historic eruption of the Keilir volcano, which commenced on February 8, 2024, marking its first activity in over 800 years. If you want to see the efect of the eruption from above - book your seats now. Once we assign the time slot for - the payment must be completeded within 60 minutes, else it will be given to other customers. In case the weather or safety conditions are not adecuate, you are entitled to reschedule or recieve a 100% refund. 

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VOLCANO ERUPTION IN ICELAND HELICOPTER TOUR IN 2023  

Active eruption area in Litle-Hrútur area is a sight of a lifetime. If you want to see the efect of the eruption from above - book your seats now. Once we assign the time slot for - the payment must be completeded within 60 minutes, else it will be given to other customers. In case the weather or safety conditions are not adecuate, you are entitled to reschedule or recieve a 100% refund. 

RESERVE YOUR VOLCANO ERUPTION TOUR IN ICELAND  - CONTACT US TO BOOK YOUR PREFFERED DATE FOR A HELICOPTER TOUR, IF YOU WANT TO DEPART IN LESS THAN 5 DAYS. THE DEMAND FOR THESE TOURS IS VERY HIGH AND EVERY BOOKING NEEDS TO BE CONFIRMED INDIVIDUALLY BY E-MAIL. THANKS! WE WILL ARRANGE THIS AMAZING EXPERIENCE FOR YOU :-)

HELICOPTERS FOR YOUR TOUR ARE MODERN AND SAFE

The helicopters used for the volcano eruption tours are: Airbus EC130 B4 and  AS350 B2 Ecureuil Astar. The Airbus helicopter can carry up to 6 passengers and can reach a speed up to 222 km/120 knots. The endurance of this helicopter type is up to 4 hours. We proudly anounce that this is the only Airbus helicopter in Iceland. Then the AS350 B2 Ecureuil - Astar  can take up to 5 passengers with a maximmum speed up to 230 km/125 knots. The endurance of this helicopter is up to 3:10 hours.

HELICOPTER TOUR - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What should you bring? No matter what time of year you decide to travel to Iceland, it is always important to bring a proper waterproof jacket, warm clothes and, good waterproof shoes. For the helicopter tour you should present your travel document and voucher.

It it safe to fly over a volcano with a helicopter?  Yes, we think so. So far we have made hunderds of flights over the eruption area, and no problems have occured. Helicopters are not so sensitive to encounters to clouds of volcanic ash like the planes are, where there it is a serious concern. Helicopters do not have jet engines and other aircraft components like planes, which are so vulnerable to damage by volcanic ash. We have sold many flights for helicopter sightseeing tours over the eruption in 2021, 2022 and also 2023 on Iceland with no problematic issues regarding security. Because security comes first! So sometimes the flights are cancelled due to climatological or volcanic conditions. In this case our clients are entitled to 100% refund of course, or they can reschedule their flight.

How is the Airbus helicopter?  The Airbus EC130 offers 6 front-facing leather seats which are spacious and comfortable with G¡great 180° "IMAX" view. These helicopters have a unique design and low noise and vibration levels. Big advantage are also the elevated back row seats to guarantee a unparalleled views.

Important note: It is important that you book in advance and as soon as possible since there is a waiting list due to the large number of requests. There are scheduled departures every day from 08.00 to 20:00 but they are subject to weather conditions and airspace In addition, there could be other last minute restrictions, such as the closure of airspace due to the eruption of gases, which can affect the departure of the flight.

In addition to this incredible helicopter tour, we also offer the Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption in Iceland tour on foot and with an English-speaking guide. This tour includes the transfer by bus from Reykjavík, the hike to the area of the volcano eruption and the visit to other places of the Reykjanes peninsula.

DON´T WE HAVE HELICOPTER TOUR AVAILABILITY FOR YOUR DATES?

Keep in mind that the demand for the helicopter tour to the eruption site of the Icelandic volcano is very high, so we recommend that you book it as soon as possible. The active lava eruption took only a couple of weeks and the helicopter flights were sold out. Book your tour over the eruption site now to see the volcanic zone from above. Or contact us for other options as new tours are being prepared in these moments as we speak.

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VOLCANO ERUPTIONS IN REYKJANES ON ICELAND 

On Friday, March 19th, 2021 the eruption of the Fagradalsfjall volcano started for the first time after of hundreds years of silence. This eruption lasted until September of 2021 and attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors. Than it stopped. But Iceland began to be a spectacle of nature again when the eruption started on 3rd August 2022 and lasted until 21st September 2022. This eruption started in Meradalir Iceland was much bigger and scientist predicted it could last for decades. But in the end it lasted only for 3 weeks. Our last eruption took place from 10th July until 7th August 2023. The view of all these eruptions was unique and spectacular, so it attracted and still attracts thousands of tourist. This volcanic zone located on the Reykjanes Peninsula has up to six volcanic systems, lined up side by side. The eruption of the volcano in 2021, 2022 and 2023 did not pose a threat to populated aeas or infrastructure in Iceland, hence it was possible to fly over the eruption safely and admire the power of lava flowing over the land. The Reykjanes Peninsula is an area famous for beinng full of geothermal wonders. In fact, the peninsula is a UNESCO Global Geopark and is part of the global network of geoparks. The peninsula is made up of mountains of volcanic tuff that were formed in subglacial eruptions and several series of craters and already mentioned volcanic systems. 

Reykjanes peninsula, volcanic eruption site in Iceland

NOTE - PASSENGER WEIGHT:  Helicopter tours do have weight restrictions. The weight limit per passenger is 120 kg / 265 lbs. If the client does not fulfill this weight limit, extra charge will be requested, which is the price corresponding to 1.5 seats. These rules do ensure that all clients have comfortable and safe experience during the helicopter sightseeing tour. All of the activities in active volcanic areas are held under the complete responsibility of the clients. The activity of the volcano itself can not be guaranteed and standard cancellation policy applies. ISLANDICA s.r.o. does not take responsibility for any incidents that occur involving the participants while on the volcanic excursion. Code: NH. ID925.

 HELICOPTER TOUR OVER THE ACTIVE ERUPTION AREA IN REYKJANES, ICELAND