Scenic Flying Tour | Volcanoes, South Highlands & Great Glaciers

Scenic Flying Tour | Volcanoes, South Highlands & Great Glaciers
Iceland's waterfalls don't look so tall from above, but they look just as dramatic.
The kaleidoscopic colours of Landmannalaugar.
From the plane window, you will see volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, rivers and lakes.
The variety of colour and terrain is truly breathtaking.
A psychedelic shot of an Iceland river.
It is only possible to hike in the highlands during the summer months in Iceland.
Based on 4 traveller reviews

Come along on a scenic "flightseeing" tour over the infamous glacier volcano Eyjafjallajökull and the Icelandic highlands! This tour is for those who want to see it all. Enjoy the best views from the best seat, enjoying Icelandic nature to the fullest from high above.

Locations include the lush area of Þórsmörk, a wonderful oasis nestled in the cradle of mountains and glacier, and the and colourful Landmannalaugar geothermal area surrounded by red, moss-topped mountains.

You'll start by flying high above the Eyjafjallajökull's volcanic crater and see the charred and blackened ice and earth around it after the last eruption, which famously stopped all air traffic in Europe for a while.

Then, you will continue over the glacier and pass over the glacier tongue Gígjökull, a part of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, as well as the surrounding glacier tongues when they reach down to the Skógar countryside. 

From there, the land is visible from the lowest coast to the highest peak, but the highest point of Mýrdalsjökull is just a few meters shy of 1500 m (almost 5000 ft!) over sea level.

A bit further on you will pass over Jökulgil - the glacier canyon – and over to the Landmannalaugar area, where the mountains are painted with rustic red and the high tops of mountains all around lend it a fantasy-like image.

In perfect visibility, you will see much of Iceland's wide highlands, over the great sands and glaciers to the east and the green and lush of the west, with the rocky north, shining brightly ahead. You'll get a sense of the immense size of the glaciers that this country holds and the openness of the cold and vast highlands.

Check booking availability now by choosing a date, and join this tour for a unique bird's eye view of Iceland!

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Sep.
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Airplane
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Landmannalaugar, Þórsmörk, Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Heimaey
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 08:00. 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00,

Bakki Airport
Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure. If you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • Approximately 45 min flight 

  • Expert pilot/guide

Good to know:

Bakki Airport is located near Vestmannaeyjar Island and Eyjafjallajökull on the south coast. See map below.


Verified reviews

Average5.04 reviews
All ratings
Edit review
Awesome tour with an excellent and very kind pilot. Unfortunately, the clouds prevented us from flying over Landmannalaugar (which I wanted to see badly). Our pilot suggested to fly over the Westman Island instead and it was a blast! I will never forget this tour and can highly recommend it.
Loading best prices
Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees