Landmannalaugar Above from Skaftafell National Park

Fly along over the Highlands and the Lakagígar craters! Take flight from Skaftafell by Vatnajökull glacier, right under Iceland's tallest mountain, Hvannadalshnjúkur. You'll visit Landmannalaugar, Lakagígar and volcano Laki, Eldgjá and Langisjór lake on this amazing flight where Icelandic nature greets you in all its glory. Your flights departs from the airport at Skaftafell national park, a short way from the visitor centre, at the edge of the national park.

As you take off, you'll be able to see the Skaftafell national park from above. The lush green, with the black of the hexagonal columnar rock by the hidden waterfalls below. You'll continue over Skeiðarárjökull glacier tongue with a marvellous view over the ink black sands, where the glacier rivers rush forwards whenever there is a quake under the massive ice cap. 

After that, you'll fly towards the mountain Laki and over the dramatic but beautiful area of Lakagígar craters, a 25 km long volcanic fissure known for causing the largest volcanic discharge ever witnessed. 

From Lakagígar you'll fly over the colourful area of Landmannalaugar, the beautiful valley in the Icelandic highlands, and a beloved oasis of the natives. In the old days, people travelling across the highlands would stop there for rest and to bathe in the hot springs that the valley takes its name from. After a spin over Landmannalaugar and the nearby Mýrdalsjökull glacier it is time to return to Skaftafell. If the weather is good you might even see all the way to Hekla volcano!

On the way back you'll fly over Eldgjá canyon. At 40 km length and nearly 300 meters in depth, this is the world's largest volcanic canyon, and home to the waterfall Ófærufoss. You'll then head to Skaftafell again, embraced by the glacial mountains of Vatnajökull.

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Aug. - Sep.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Airplane
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Lakagigar, Landmannalaugar, Skaftafell
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 08:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00

Departure location:
Skaftafell Airport
Good to know:

Skaftafell Airport is a private airport located just 2 km from the Vatnajökull National Park Visitor Center, Skaftafellsstofa. The airport in Skaftafell is located right next to Highway 1 or Road 1. You turn off Road 1 at the same turn off as if you were going to the Vatnajökull National Park Visitor Center. See map below.



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