Black Sands & Riverbeds - AF4

Views of Skeiðarársandur Beach and Skeiðarárjökull Glacier with stunning surroundings

Explore black sand beach and glaciers in a clear way from above. This elegant tour will give you more experience and a better view of the South Coast atmosphere.

Duration: ~45-65 minutes

Available: All year

Difficulty: Easy

Minimum: 2 passengers

Tour Highlights:
  • Skeiðarársandur black deserts
  • Skeiðarárjökull Glacier
  • Vatnajökull Glacier

Where to meet:

The tour is operated from Skaftafell Terminal – Tour Center. The best way to get there is to drive on road nr. 1 and turn off the road to the opposite side of Skaftafell National Park. GPS coordinates: 64°00’10.7″N 16°56’29.4″W


This tour is offered either

  • as a helicopter tour
  • a helicopter tour with one landing or
  • as an airplane tour.

The three versions have different prices. Please specify which option you prefer in checkout to see the correct price of the tour.

For further information: Contact Us

41 500 per adult

Youth (2-12): 31 125

Children (0-2): 0

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Tour description

This is one of our most photogenic tours. The pictures speak for themselves!

We fly over the coastline and Skeiðarársandur, a vast plain of black sand and ash covered with numerous small rivulets. It spans the entire range between the glacier and the sea.

We'll fly by Lómagnupur, the highly impressive mountain you probably notice on the was to Skaftafell. Now we'll check it out from above!

From there we fly over Skeiðarárjökull, a massive outlet glacier draining south from Iceland’s largest ice cap Vatnajökull.

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Magnificent view

Like an artpiece

Like an artpiece

Disclaimer: If the weather forecast is not looking promising at the time of the tour we: A) Try to change the time on the same day (e.g. go in the afternoon instead of the morning). B) Offer you to go on a different date (e.g. the day before or the day after). C) Try to change the location of the flight (e.g. go from Bakki airport instead of Reykjavík). If we are fully booked and can not offer options A, B or C then we always give a full refund!

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