Spectacular 1.5-Hour Airplane Sightseeing Tour over Askja Caldera & Vatnajokull from Myvatn

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Myflug hf, Myvatni, Iceland
1,5 hours
June - Sept.
Minimum age


Embark on an exciting aerial journey above the breathtaking landscapes of North Iceland and the Highlands on this airplane tour from the Myvatn airport. Adventurers keen on seeing Askja caldera, Vatnajokull glacier, Lake Myvatn, and other diverse landscapes from a bird's-eye view will enjoy everything this tour offers.

The adventure starts at Myvtn Airport, a small airport in Reykjahlid village by the banks of Lake Myvatn. You'll meet your licensed, experienced pilot here and the rest of the tour joiners. 

To ensure optimum comfort during your 1.5-hour trip, your pilot, doubling as your guide, will give you a safety briefing before taking off. As you fly over each attraction in the itinerary, the guide will narrate their significance and most exciting features, ensuring an informative and unforgettable journey.

What sets this tour apart is the unmatched perspective it offers. While land tours have their magic, flying above these landscapes provides a unique panorama that can't be fully captured from the ground. So don't forget to take your camera as this adventure is a nature photographer's dream.

As you ascend, the sparkling waters of Lake Myvatn, nestled amidst mountains and volcanic terrain, will welcome you. The lake, framed by craggy cliffs and lush vegetation, is the fourth largest in Iceland and is best seen from above.

As the journey continues, you'll fly over the vast Odadahraun lava field, a reminder of Iceland's fiery history. This expansive lava field showcases the raw power that has shaped this land for thousands of years.

The highlight of the tour, the Askja stratovolcano, lies nearby. This iconic wonder nestles in Iceland's central Highlands, its peak reaching an impressive 4,954 feet (1,510 meters). The aircraft circles the caldera, a natural amphitheater formed by ancient eruptions. 

Inside one of the craters of Askja is the beautiful Oskjuvatn lake, Iceland's second-deepest lake. The lake's deep blue water is a sight to behold amidst the dry volcanic landscape.

Another crown jewel of the tour is the mighty Vatnajokull National Park, the largest glacier in Europe. On clear days, you'll have an unobstructed view that stretches across the glacier, revealing its crevasses and grand expanses. 

On the edge of this massive ice cap, you'll soar towards the captivating Kverkfjoll mountains, where the contrast between thermal heat and glacial ice creates a stunning panorama. Immense glaciers cling to its mountain slopes, merging with steaming geothermal vents.

As the journey concludes, you'll pass the regal Mount Herdubreid, known as the "Queen of Iceland mountains." Its majestic silhouette against the horizon is a view that is hard to miss. 

Gliding back towards Myvatn Airport, the aircraft charts a course over iconic landmarks like Mount Hverfjall, Namafjall geothermal area, and Krafla caldera, showcasing the geological diversity of Iceland's captivating landscape.

See Askja caldera and the icy wilderness of Europe's largest glacier on this airplane sightseeing tour in North Iceland. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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1.5-Hour flight around Myvatn area, Askja caldera, and Vatnajokull glacier
Licensed, English-speaking pilot



What to bring

Warm and comfortable clothing
Light water and snacks

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Airplane tours are weather dependent and may be canceled or postponed at short notice.

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