You will fly over the many volcanoes of Lakagígar crater chain created by one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history. Explore massive glaciers, rugged lava fields, snowy mountain peaks and much more!
Duration: ~ 40 min
Available: All year
Minimum: 2 passengers
- Skaftafell Nature Reserve
- Vatnajökull National Park
- Skeiðarárjökull Glacier
- Grænalón Glacial Lake
- Síðujökull Glacier
- Lakagígar Volcano Craters
- Skeiðarárjökulll 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 with one landing or
- as a helicopter tour without a 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
Youth (2-12): 27 675
Children (0-2): 0
This incredible tour will take us to the west of Skaftafell in Iceland’s iconic Vatnajökull National Park – to an outlet glacier, known as Skeiðarárjökull, which unfurls from the main body of Europe’s largest glacier. It is a vast sheet of ice that is sadly retreating, offering a fascinating insight into some of the environmental forces that are challenging our world.
From there, we will fly to the Grænalón glacial lake (the green lagoon) – a magnificent expanse of crystalline water that is surrounded by imposing glacial walls.
We will then press on to the impressive Síðujökull Glacier, before flying over the fascinating Lakagígar volcano craters, which were carved into the landscape by a massive volcanic eruption in 1783.
We will then head back to base along the southeast edge of Skeiðarárjökull – providing more stunning views of its enormous size.
Your expert pilot will tell you everything you need to know about all the spectacular things that you are seeing, ensuring that this adrenaline-pumping flight is educational as well.
If you want to fly over a diverse landscape that epitomizes the land of fire and ice, then this is the perfect tour for you.
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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!