Unlocking Iceland’s Secrets: A Scenic Helicopter Ride to Modrudalur Kettle Holes

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1 year

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25 minutes

Overview

Tourism Iceland has brought forward a chance for you to enjoy a helicopter ride experience of Modrudalur Kettle Holes (Small Ponds). Modrudalur Kettle Holes is located in the North-Eastern part of Iceland. 

No other tour company will take you to this majestic place. This place has stayed hidden from tourists’ sight because the Möðrudalsleið road is yet incomplete. It is difficult to access this area by road. But we at Toursim Iceland are going to provide you with a chance to explore these breathtaking views from above by helicopter. In our tour packages, you will get a chance to see around Modrudalur in the comfort of our Helicopter Ride.

Let’s discuss more details about this trip.

How are Kettle Holes Formed?

A jokulhlaup impact is typically caused by certain conditions or geological irregularities, such as floods, glacier receding (ice chunk melting), seismic activity (earthquakes), and volcanic activity.

Kettle Holes are small lakes that form in the outwash plains (sandurs) at the base of a glacier. Due to significant volcanic activity, these small ponds typically form in the Southern Iceland region. However, after the discovery of these puddles in Modrudalur, Iceland’s northeastern area. Views of the south from the eastern side are now comparable to those from the west.

Unlike any other tour company, we offer a helicopter ride to the famous Modrudalur kettle holes, making our service really one-of-a-kind.

How does Modrudalur Kettle Seem?

If you get a chance to see this Modrudalur kettle from the ground, you will be amazed by its beauty. However, from the sky, these seem quite supernatural. The water in the lake sparkles when looked at from above, giving it a turquoise touch. 

What’s more amazing is that with the change in weather, you will be able to view different shades of blue, green, and muddy brown in the glacial water.


Included/Exclude

  • An Amazing aerial view
  • Landing
  • Food and drinks

Tour Plan

More About the Kettle Helicopter Tour

Tour duration to Modrudalur kettle with Tourismiceland is of about 15-20 minutes. On this tour, we will show you fascinating views of small ponds. However, landing on the ground close to these kettle holes depends upon the weather condition. It is sometimes near impossible to land safely here because of the fierce winds and cloudy skies. These conditions make it difficult for the pilot to land there. 

Meeting Point

Fjallakaffi, 660 Möðrudalur

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