Within a three-hour helicopter flight of Iceland’s capital of Reykjavik is the Vatnajökull National Park. The area is home to some of the country’s most volcanic landscapes, and the lava field of Holuhraun has seen plenty of action more recently than you might think.
In August 2014, Bárðarbunga, a stratovolcano underneath the Vatnajökull glacier, began to erupt, and over the course of the next six months it created the largest lava field that there’s been in Iceland for hundreds of years.
This helicopter tour takes you high above the action, so you can capture the magnificent spectacle of a lava field that’s still very much active. In fact, as recently as in the summer of 2016, further volcanic activity was reported under the under Vatnajökull.
As well as photographing the staggering sight of bubbling lava from above, we’ll take the opportunity to land and get a closer look at some of the most iconic sights the land of ice and fire has to offer.