Get airborne and explore the many outlet glaciers of Europe’s largest glacier from the sky on this stunning air tour!
Children under the age of 12 have to be accompanied by adult
Max group size
Skaftafell Terminal - Tour center
20 minutes before trip
5-7 passengers and pilot/guide
Camera, sunglasses, light jacket
Free parking, pilot guided air tour by airplane or helicopter.
On this stunning 30-minute air tour from Skaftafell Terminal, we explore the many outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. Among its dozens of glacier tongues, are Skaftafellsjökull, Skeiðarárjökull, and Svínafellsjökull to name but a few.
This tour is available on both aeroplane and helicopter, choose your aircraft during the booking process.
Our first destination is Skaftafellsjökull glacier, taking us into a narrow valley with vivid colours before we climb up the steep glacier edge to Mount Hrútsfjall (1800m). Don’t worry; it’s the aircraft which will be doing the climbing. Next up is Svínafellsjökull glacier, which looks so out of this world that it was fittingly used as the shooting location for an alien ice planet in the 2014 blockbuster Interstellar. From there we continue gliding, freely observing Virkisjökull, Falljökull, Korárjökull and Öræfajökull with a bird’s eye view (yes, “jökull” means “glacier” in case you hadn’t figured that out yet).
On our way back to base we do a lower altitude flight over cliffs, canyons, and waterfalls to round out a truly breathtaking tour. Upon landing back at Skaftafell Terminal, we hope you got the chance to snap some lovely photos and get a glimpse of the magical and diverse landscapes the Icelandic highlands have to offer.
Land by helicopter in our very own Secret Glacier Palace – a secluded hidden valley surrounded by massive glacial walls. An experience like nothing you’ve ever seen before