May - October
This tour is a great option for those who’d like to go on the Inside the Volcano tour but skip the hike. By combining a scenic helicopter transfer and the Inside the Volcano tour, you can enjoy two of Reykjavík’s best excursions in one tour! Departing from Reykjavík, you will fly above the city to the dormant Þríhnjúgagíkur crater. During the flight, you can enjoy views over Iceland’s colorful capital.
Next, you will land by the Þríhnjúkagígur crater which is located on the outskirts of Reykjavík. The regular tour includes a 2,5 km hike but by traveling with a helicopter you will land right by the crater. Note that you must walk up to the entrance of the crater which requires a reasonable level of fitness. The walk up is only a short distance, but it is steep. At the entrance, you will be lowered into the Þríhnjúkagígur crater via an open-elevator system. As you descend into the crater you will be able to take in the craters stunning natural features. Once you reach the ground you will be able to walk around and take photos. Once back on the surface, the helicopter will fly you back to Reykjavík.
Please note that coffee and refreshments are offered to guests who hike up to Þríhnjúkagígur. On the helicopter tour, there may not be time for refreshments.
This tour is operated by one of our trusted partners.
For this tour, bookings are without timings for maximum flexibility.
There are various departure times available. Morning departures vary from 08:00 to 13:00, and the evening departures from 13:00 to 20:00.
Please note that during the winter months, this tour starts operating later in the day due to the limited amount of daylight in Iceland.
As soon as your booking is received, you will get an email confirmation with the exact departure time of your tour and any extra information you will need.
If you have a preference or specific time in mind, please mention it in the booking comments or let us know by writing an email to email@example.com and we will do our best to accommodate it.
The meeting point for this tour on the East side of Reykjavik Domestic Airport. Note that it is not beside Air Iceland, but on the other side by the domestic airline Eagle Air. It is behind the hotel “Icelandair Reykjavik Natura” next to the airport control tower.
The address is Nauthóslvegur 58d. It is a short 5 minutes drive from the City Center.
We recommend taking a taxi to the meeting point, but alternatively, you can also take the Strætó public transport.
If you are on a private day tour with us, you can start or end your day with this tour. In that case, your guide will transport you to and from the meeting point.
If you are interested in a private day tour, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The minimum age for this tour is 12 years old. However, if parents feel like their child is up for the tour please contact us and we will check if an exception can be made to the age limit.
Any passengers over 120 kg / 265 lbs / 19 stone are required to pay for 1.5 seats in the helicopter. This will ensure that everyone on the tour has a comfortable and safe ride.
We recommend that you wear warm layered clothing. You should also bring warm outdoor clothing as the temperature inside the crater is around 4°C / 37°F.
The wind can be cold although it’s is sunny outside. Sturdy hiking boots are highly recommended.
Yes, the operator of this tour has taken the utmost precautions and safety measures to make this tour a safe experience. All tours are led by expert guides and you will be provided with safety equipment before entering the volcano.
The open elevator that lowers you into the volcano moved slowly, not only to ensure the safety of the passengers but also to let you enjoy the spectacular sight of the volcano on your way down.
Thrihnukagigur volcano is dormant – it last erupted over 4,000 years ago. There are no indications of it erupting again in the near future.
If you have any questions regarding the safety of this tour, please feel free to contact us.
If weather causes a tour to be canceled we will either find a new time and/or date for your tour, if possible.
If it is not possible to re-schedule your tour, you will be offered a full refund.
Reservations can be canceled 14 days prior to departure without penalty.
If canceled less than 14 days prior to departure, tours are refundable as follows:
Canceled less than 14 days prior, but more than 72 hours before departure: 90% refund
Canceled less than 72 hours prior, but more than 24 hours before departure: 50% refund
Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.
Cancellations must be submitted in writing to email@example.com.
Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 24 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).
If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.