A new eruption started on August 3rd – Widespread lava fields, bubbling lava, colossal craters, and an abundance of colors!
Take off from Reykjavik and fly to the Fagradalsfjall volcano area on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Seeing this natural wonder with your own eyes is truly remarkable and one of the things you must do if you are in Iceland.
On Friday, March 19th, 2021, a relatively small eruption started on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The eruption site is located in enclosed valleys called Geldingadalir, 20 miles southwest of Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík. The eruption was the first eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula since the 14th century and followed three weeks of over 50.000 earthquakes in the area. However, during the days leading up to the eruption, the seismic activity had died down, so the eruption came as somewhat of a surprise. The eruption was ongoing for six months and last emitted fresh lava on September 18th, 2021.
The 2021 eruption lasted six months, creating a large lava plateau and numerous craters. On this flight, you get to explore the area from the air, get a bird’s eye view of the whole area, and witness the ongoing eruption that started on August 3rd.
The volcano is a natural wonder, and we cannot guarantee visible lava during your tour.
The Hengill geothermal area covers an area of about 100 km2, is one of the largest high-temperature geothermal zones in Iceland, and is connected to three volcanic systems. The last eruption in the area was over 2000 years ago, but the steaming fumaroles and many hot springs show that there is still lava close to the surface.
The area is an essential source of energy for the south of Iceland, with two power stations harnessing the energy at Hengill, Nesjavallavirkjun, and Hellisheiðisvirkjun power plants. The Hengill area consists of old lava fields, steaming hot springs and fumaroles, colorful mountains, geothermal power plants, and craters. We will land at a remote location to explore the raw and untamed area away from crowds. You will see boiling hot springs, enjoy the beautiful colors caused by the gases rising from the earth, and take some fantastic pictures to show your friends at home.
After enjoying the area, we hop onboard the helicopter again, take the scenic route back to Reykjavik, and enjoy the colorful houses of Reykjavik and some iconic sites of Reykjavik like the Hallgrímskirkja Church and Harpa Concert Hall on our way in for a landing at Reykjavik airport.
We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if the booking is canceled 1 day or less before the event.
We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if the booking is canceled 3 days or less before the event.
We will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if the booking is canceled 14 days or less before the event.
This is one of the most exciting and unforgettable tours from Reykjavik. Do not miss seeing an active volcano and lava flowing from above; such an opportunity may not happen for a long time! It’s a perfect combo of various iconic Icelandic views!
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