On our spectacular volcano sightseeing tour we overfly Þórsmörk Nature Reserve and land on Fimmvörðuháls's volcanic crater. We also fly above the infamous, and now dormant, Eyjafjallajökull Glacier Volcano whose eruption in 2010 became global news. From the top we head down its glacier tongue Gígjökull, that was split in half by hot melting lava. And if we're lucky we might even catch a glimpse of Iceland's most active volcano- Hekla, and the Westman Islands.
En route back to Reykjavik we follow the black lava sand beach that stretches hundreds of kilometers along the South Coast of Iceland. The black sand beach is a vast expanse of volcanic material laid bare by the endless tides of the ocean. With it's eerie beauty, the black sands are sought after by Hollywood film studies to provide the landscape for films like Oblivion, Prometheus, and other science fiction films.
As we continue back to Reykjavík we soar over lava fields, explore craters, and fly over the Hengill geothermal area to get a better idea of how power plants harness geothermal heat to provide clean, sustainable energy.
Sights: Þórsmörk Nature Reserve, Fimmvörðuháls Craters, Eyjafjallajökull Glacier Volcano, Hekla Volcano, Hengill Geothermal Area, Westman Islands
The total duration of the tour is 2-2,5 hours.
80-120 minute guided helicopter flight and a 15 minute landing at a scenic location.
Please note that during winter this tour is highly depending on weather and daylight. We are constantly monitoring the weather and we give updates in the hours before the tour. But don´t be discouraged! We operate all year long – the weather is an exciting part of the experience