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An Adventure Second To None: Fly Over The Active Eruption

Join this flight over an active eruption to experience first-hand the endless power and captivating magic of mother nature.

You are planning your tour to Iceland or start packing for your imminent holiday. Let us guess, you are rightfully envisioning monumental glaciers, endless fields of lava, lavish moss, forceful waterfalls, and Northern lights dancing in the dark sky. All of this sounds already impressive as Iceland is a unique and truly unforgettable destination. But what if we tell you that you can elevate your experience and top it off with a thrilling and spectacular flight over an active eruption? Unbelievable, right?

Well, that is currently what is happening in the Meradalir Valley where at the beginning of August, an intense swarm of earthquakes was rapidly followed by a volcanic eruption, still very much active with lava flowing along paths predicted by natural scientists. And while hundreds of intrepid hikers venture daily to the eruption site, this tour is memorable as you will witness the ongoing eruption from above, in comfort and safety.

Witness this unique natural phenomenon and be amazed by boiling red hot lava rivers bubbling, gushing, and floating out of the crateric ground.
This flight leaves from a private plane terminal by Reykjavík City Airport, only 5 minutes away from the downtown area.
The flight lasts approximately 40 minutes and the pilot will take you over the active volcano. The plane will be circling around to allow everyone on board to be able to take the perfect shot of the ongoing, impressive, eruption before heading back to the Capital.

Please keep in mind that you will be flying over an active eruption therefore you can expect some turns and bumps during the flight since you are hoovering above hot earth, mumbling, and tumbling. All flights are operated to ensure utmost safety and optimal enjoyment!

Don’t miss this rare and unique opportunity for a close encounter with one of the most forceful and majestic sides of mother nature.

This flight over the eruption tour is operated by one of our certified, reliable partners.

Tour Code

Tour Code




All Year



Approximately 1 hour



Reykjanes Peninsula




Age Limit

Age Limit

4 years


  • Flight over the eruption with professional staff

Not included:

  • Transportation from/to your hotel in Reykjavík
  • Landing at the eruption site

What to bring?

  • A camera (optional)
  • Your good mood

Meeting Point:

Reykjavik Domestic Airport (The exact location is listed on your confirmation tickets).

Know Before You Go:

  • The tour takes about 1 hour (approximate flight time is 40 minutes)
  • Conditions at the eruption site can change – each tour is being evaluated prior to departure. We reserve the right to cancel the tour due to the safety reasons

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