The Sleeping Volcano - Eyjafjallajökull

Explore the notorious glacier volcano and its surrounding highland wonders!

Price: 45.900 ISK   Ι    Duration: ~ 30 minutes


  • Great view for all passengers
  • Pilot guided Helicopter tour

Main Sights

  • Eyjafjallajökull
  • Þórsmörk
  • Riverbeds 

What to bring

  • Your camera
  • Warm jacket

The Sleeping Volcano – Eyjafjallajökull

Eyjafjallajökull is equally notorious as one of Iceland’s most powerful volcanoes and as a tricky tonguetwister – we’ll let you master the fearsome mountain by flying above it on our helicopter but we can’t promise you’ll master the pronounciation. Our base is very close to the volcano which allows you to fly there in a much shorter time than from the capitol area!

On this scenic 30 minute helicopter flight we show you some of the most important sights in Iceland’s impressive portfolio of natural wonders. Say glaciers and volcanoes and we’ll raise you… glacier volcanoes! Along with some gorgeous riverbeds full of vivid abstract patterns and Þórsmörk highland nature reserve nestled right between two glaciers, this tour truly packs a punch! 

Glacier volcano Eyjafjallajökull famously erupted in 2010 to cause disruptions in global air traffic, as well as headaches for newscasters around the world struggling to pronounce its challenging name. But don’t feel bad, we’d be lying if we told you it isn’t a bit tricky even for the locals. A compound word meaning “Glacier (jökull) of the mountains (fjalla) of the islands (eyja)”, its unconventional vowels are as exotic as Iceland’s landscapes while the jagged consonants mimic the rocky edges and icy crevasses on top of this volcanic glacier.

This adventure of a helicopter sightseeing flight will provide you with plenty of awesome sights to write home about!

Note: This tour departs from Voðmúlastaðir, Hvolsvöllur. 


Duration: Helicopter Tour: ~ 30 minutes

Departure times: Morning departure is between 9 am and 12 am, afternoon departure is between 1 pm and 5 pm. After receiving your booking we will reply to you with your exact departure time. Please note that during wintertime, we are limited by short daylight time, so our operation time gets a little shorter. If you prefer a special departure time, please specify that during the booking process and we will do our best to accomodate your wishes.

Departure point: Voðmúlastaðir, Hvolsvöllur (our meeting point on google maps)

Difficulty: Easy

Availability: All year

Included: Free parking, great view for everyone, pilot guided helicopter tour, small groups (5 people max)

What to bring: Closed waterproof shoes, your camera, warm jacket

Minimum age: There is no age limit for our tours, but children and infants under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Good to know: Our main objective is to make sure our customers get the best experience possible. With that and everyone’s safety in mind, we reserve the right to cancel a tour or change the itinerary due to weather conditions and/or any other factors beyond our control. Please read our terms and conditions for more information before booking your tour and note that routes marked on map, are for reference only and can change. Helicopter landings are only made when deemed safe by our pilots and can be subject to weather and seasonal conditions.

Minimum number of passengers: 4 passengers


Please arrive at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time stated on your ticket. If you arrive after departure time, your place on the tour can’t be guaranteed or refunded.

The meeting point for “The Sleeping Volcano – Eyjafjallajökull” is at Voðmúlastaðir, Hvolsvöllur on road 253, right off ring road one. 

Driving time to Voðmúlastaðir from Reykjavík is around 1 hour and 40 minutes. 

Here is a link to our meeting point on google maps:


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Office in Reykjavik: Reykjavik Domestic Airport; Terminal 2

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