Private tour for travel start

Eruption visit by helicopter in evening hours. 30.04.2021

Our guests are meanwhile safely home again but we are still thinking about the wonderful private tour we had! Let’s hope this is really the kick off for traveling again. Thanks to the active volcano in our neighborhood three persons from Switzerland contacted Best of Iceland about the possibilities and left from home just few days later. The flight and hotel bookings were made through Island ProTravel in Switzerland. The main goal was of course to visit the eruption site but as you can never be sure about the weather we agreed to keep everything open and to decide from day to day what we are going to do. It was a great moment to be back in the arrival hall at the airport and to greet our guests. One of them travelled with us in 2016 and he brought two friends with him. All of them were already vaccinated and just had to wait for the test result at the hotel in Keflavik where they stayed the whole week. It took about seven hours until they got the negative result by SMS. When hungry in the meantime we provided them with Pizza and a bottle of red wine. We had a good cooperation within a chat group and informations floated between Iceland and Switzerland. The next day we surrounded Reykjanes peninsula with many attractions, made a city tour in Reykjavik and got finally a helicopter flight by Volcano Heli in the best evening hours, a landing was offered with a good view to the active crater. We liked to see our guests so excited!

As the weather was looking good for the next days there was no need to go to the eruption site during busy weekend and we did the Golden Circle followed by the South Coast. Everywhere we were almost alone and enjoyed many hours of sunshine. On Monday it was time for the volcano again. We drove to the parking lot near Grindavik and hiked up to the eruption site. It was very windy up there but the experience was once again fantastic and impressive for everybody to enjoy the Geysir like behaving lava of the only active crater.

We helped our guests with registering for the needed test for flying home and spent afterwards another day in Borgarfjördur followed by a visit of the beach in Eyrarbakki. The tour was (too) quick to go by but we are very grateful we got this chance. Thanks a lot for booking us dear guests from Switzerland, you are always welcome to come back!

Impressions of the private tour

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