New photos of the ice cauldron in Öræfajökull

That tiny dot in the middle is the helicopter and ...

That tiny dot in the middle is the helicopter and the cauldron is beneath it. Photos/Haukur Harðarson

Haukur Harðarson, a pilot for Icelandic helicopter company Helo took the accompanying images of Öræfajökull and is new ice cauldron. "It's enormous," he says. On the photographs the proportions are clear with the helicopter tiny in comparison. 

Eight tourists were also on board as Helo offers flights for up to twelve people across various parts of Iceland. "You can get pretty far in a two-hour trip," he explains. "And it's probably the most environmentally friendly way to travel."

Ljósmynd/Haukur Harðarson

Ljósmynd/Haukur Harðarson

Þyrlur Helo í ferðinni.

Þyrlur Helo í ferðinni. Ljósmynd/Haukur Harðarson

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Exchange rates

USD USD 108.06 EUR EUR 123.00
GBP GBP 137.28 DKK DKK 16.49
NOK NOK 12.71 SEK SEK 11.74
CHF CHF 108.41 JPY JPY 0.98
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.