Up to 200 foreign tourists and scientists who plan to observe the solar eclipse on Friday from the air have arrived in Iceland. Icelandair will lease three large jets which will fly up through the cloud cover for an unobstructed view of the phenomena.
The tour is expensive, though: ISK 1 million (USD 7,200, EUR 6,800) per person, ruv.is reports.
Most of the scientists are from North America and agree that this will be a unique experience.
Guide Kári Jónasson explained that they must be in position at exactly the right moment for a perfect view of the solar eclipse.
“There’s a guy in the group who chases solar eclipses around the world,” Kári stated.