Flight over Snaefellsjokull Glacier from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
1,5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
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All year

Take a flight over one of Iceland’s most iconic and beautiful glaciers with this plane ride over Snæfellsjökull. This tour should not be missed by anyone who wishes to see some of the most dramatic and spectacular landscapes of Iceland.

You’ll start this once-in-a-lifetime adventure when you arrive at Reykjavík’s Domestic Airport, where you’ll meet your experienced pilot. They will provide you with a quick briefing on your flight route, before letting you board their little aircraft.

When the signals allow, you’ll take to the skies, and watch the beautiful city of Reykjavík shrink beneath you. The views are immediately awe-inspiring; be sure to look out for the city’s landmarks such as Hallgrímskirkja church, as well as to admire the vibrant colours of the tin roofs of the houses.

You will then fly north, over glistening seas and past beautiful mountains, as you head towards the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This stretch of land has many volcanoes running down it, which culminate in Snæfellsjökull glacier itself on the very tip.

This twin-peaked glacier and volcano has inspired people for centuries. It is best known from the Jules Verne novel ‘A Journey to the Centre of the Earth’, in which it was said to have a cave leading into the earth’s depths, but it is featured in many other works, such as Halldór Laxness’ ‘Under the Glacier’.

Your pilot will fly you over its icy peaks, letting you peer into its great crater and marvel over its scale and the brightness of the snow. You will be left in little wonder as to why this glacier has been the subject of so many artists, nor why many conspiracy theorists believe that it has alien associations.

After circling the mighty Snæfellsjökull a few times, you will fly down the beautiful peninsula before making your way back to Reykjavík; you can expect to be up in the air for an hour and a half. You’ll make a smooth landing, hop back onto solid earth, and have the rest of the day to marvel over your pictures.

Don’t miss this beautiful flight over the awe-inspiring Snæfellsjökull glacier. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

1.5 hour flight

Activities

Sightseeing
Airplane

Attractions

Reykjavík
Snæfellsjökull
Faxaflói
Snæfellsnes
Reykjavík Airport
Snæfellsjökull National Park

What to bring

A camera

Good to know

Flights are dependent on weather conditions; in case of cancellation, you can reschedule this tour.

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