Helicopter Tour Over The Erupting Volcano on Reykjanes Peninsula


45 min


All Year



Minimum Age

No Age Limit


Get the best available view of the erupting volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula with a helicopter tour. Create timeless memories as you soar over the simmering crater and the flowing lava on this once in a lifetime adventure. This tour will save you both time and effort as you can skip the difficult, hours-long hike it takes to see the volcano from the ground.

You’ll meet your helicopter pilot at Reykjavík Airport, located only a few minutes drive from the city centre. They will go over the flight route with you and give you a quick safety briefing before you board the helicopter and take off.

As you ascend into the air, you’ll see Reykjavík’s colourful houses get smaller and smaller. You will soar over the Skerjafjörður Fjord towards the volcanic peninsula of Reykjanes.

On the 19th of March 2021, a volcano in Geldingadalur Valley began to erupt. This was the first time in over 700 years that an eruption has taken place in this region. The volcano took a little break in September of that year but returned on August 3rd, 2022.

On your flight, you will soar over the craters which spew lava up in the air. You will also get a fantastic look at the lava field the volcano has now created. There is no better way to grasp the size of the eruption and the extent of the destruction than from above.

Seeing the eruption via helicopter provides you with the best view of the volcano and eliminates the long hike needed to get to the eruption site. Those on foot can expect a 1.5-hour walk one way on rocky terrain and up hills, while flightseeing provides you with the means to reach the volcano in mere minutes.

Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to see an erupting volcano, a privilege usually only reserved for scientists. Book now to secure your spot on this in-demand tour.


  • 45 minute helicopter tour over the active volcano

Not included

  • Transport to and from Reykjavík Airport
  • Landing at the eruption site

Good to know

  • This tour is weather dependent. If your tour gets cancelled by the provider because of weather or other unforeseen circumstances, you can reschedule or receive a full refund.
  • Infants must sit on their parent/guardian’s lap.
  • At least 4 people are needed for this tour to operate.

What to bring

  • Camera

55.642 kr.

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