Step Inside a Dormant Volcano in Iceland: Helicopter Tour


2.5 Hours





Minimum Age

12 Years


Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the inside of a dormant volcano in Iceland. This tour takes you on a helicopter ride to the top of the majestic Þríhnúkagígur Volcano, where you’ll descend into the magma chamber with an expert guide.

By taking a helicopter to the volcano, you can skip the long hike otherwise needed to get to the site, arriving instead refreshed and ready to explore the magnificent interior of the dormant volcano.

Your adventure begins at the Reykjavík Domestic Airport, where you’ll board a helicopter that will take you soaring above Iceland’s rugged landscape. From the air, you’ll witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the island, with its moss-covered lava fields, towering mountains, and sparkling lakes. Then, as you approach the volcano, you’ll see its unmistakable silhouette rising from the earth, beckoning you closer.

Once you arrive, you’ll be fitted with all the necessary safety gear, including a helmet and harness, before descending deep into the volcano’s magma chamber in a special elevator. The elevator journey takes just six minutes, but the experience will last a lifetime. 

Inside, you’ll be awed by the scale of the chamber, which is large enough to hold three basketball courts side by side. As you explore this otherworldly space, your guide will regale you with fascinating facts and stories about the volcano’s history and geology.

After you’ve spent plenty of time exploring the volcano’s depths, you’ll ascend back up to the surface and board the helicopter once again. As you soar back towards Reykjavík, you will undoubtedly be filled with a sense of wonder and gratitude for having experienced one of Iceland’s most spectacular natural wonders.

Don’t miss out on the chance to explore the Iceland Volcano on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. So book now to reserve your spot on this amazing experience.


  • Helicopter ride to the volcano
  • Use of all safety gear, such as helmet and harness
  • Professional, English-speaking guide

Not included

  • Transportation to and from the Reykjavik Domestic Airport

Good to know

  • Please wear warm and waterproof clothing since the cave’s temperature is about 3°C/37°F, and this tour departs even when it’s raining.
  • This tour is about 2.5 hours in total with about 40 minutes inside the volcano.

What to bring

  • Warm and waterproof clothes 
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Camera

From 110,000 kr. /pp.

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