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About Tour

Witness the power of nature and admire the spectacular view of a recently erupted volcano.

Highlights

  • Recently Erupted Volcano
  • Meradalir Valley
  • Newly Formed Lava Field
  • Scenic Airplane Flight

During this tour, you will be able to witness the recently erupted fissure with the newly formed lava field, together with the surrounding valleys. The flight will be executed in the safest manner possible.

Reykjanes Peninsula, where the eruption is taking place, is one of Iceland's most geologically active areas. It experienced an oncoming seismic activity over the last few years and even two volcanic eruptions within one year!

Availability All Year
Duration 1 hour
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age No limit
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

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  • Small Group Experience
  • Expert Guides
  • No Booking Fees
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What's included

Included

  • 35-40 minutes flight above the volcano
  • Certified airplane pilot
  • Sightseeing airplane flight

What to bring

  • Dress according to weather
  • Camera

Not Included

  • Snacks and drinks

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Itinerary

Information

The flight leaves from ACE FBO private plane terminal at Reykjavik domestic airport, 5 minutes away from the Reykjavik downtown area. 

It will take you over the recently erupted volcano, where we'll circle the area for everyone to get that perfect shot of a volcano before we head back to the capital.  

The total flight time is approximately 35-40 minutes.

Please note: Volcanoes are a natural phenomenon, and the level of volcanic activity at the site varies daily. Even if the volcano is not erupting during your visit, visiting the area is still fascinating.

FAQ

The best and safest way to visit a volcano is with a guided tour. Expert guides will be able to lead you to the eruption site, choosing the most secure paths and the optimal distance to observe the newly formed lava fields so you can get the best, safest, and most enjoyable experience. You can choose to book the hike to the eruption site or book a helicopter tour and see the volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula from above.

Yes, the weather can make all the difference and determine whether you can reach the eruption site or if you will enjoy the journey or not. You can find Weather information here and a gas forecast here.

Scientists and the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management are always monitoring the area closely and informing the public if there are any updates. The area is open to the public but that can of course change with little notice. The safety of our passengers is our number one priority therefore we will follow the instructions coming from the authorities but as of right now the area is open and is not considered to be dangerous to the public.

Also, we recommend visiting the volcano to follow these steps in the area:

  • Keep your distance and don't step into the lava from the eruption
  • Due to the risk of gas exposure do not go down into the valleys. Instead, observe the eruption from the hills and mountainsides
  • Be aware of the wind direction
  • Avoid standing directly against the wind

The site is open 24/7, but be mindful that it can be restricted for visitors due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. We advise checking the Safe Travel page for any changes.

It is not obligatory to be accompanied by a professional guide to visit the site. However, taking a guided tour is safer than visiting the eruption site as fellow travelers will accompany you, and a local professional guide will ensure your safety. Get to know more about hiking to Meradalir volcano from a local Arctic Adventures guide.

A new eruption started on the 3rd of August 2022 in Mt. Fagradalsfjall after being officially declared over on December 18th, 2021.

Since August 21st, 2022 there has been no visible activity in Meradalir Volcano. No flowing lava can be seen at the moment, but the hiking path remains open.

The Meradalir Volcano is located on the Reykjanes peninsula close to Grindavík.