Sightseeing Flight from Skaftafell | Pilot Special

Sightseeing Flight from Skaftafell | Pilot Special
With an aerial view over Skaftafell, you will be amazed by just how dramatic and stunning Icelandic scenery can be.
Flight-seeing is one of most luxurious means of seeing the beautiful Icelandic countryside.
Taking a sightseeing flight over Skaftafell is bound to be one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences available to you in Iceland.
Aerial perspectives do nothing if not prove the majesty of Iceland's landscape.
Skaftafell Nature Reserve is one of Iceland's most gorgeous regions.
You won't believe the incredible views you're privy to from the aircraft window.
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Hop on this flight for a scenic 15 minute excursion over the Icelandic countryside: If you can't decide where to go, let the pilot decide! This is perfect for anyone who has simply too many locations on your wishlist: These experts can help. 

You'll start by arriving at Skaftafell Airport near the nature reserve, within Vatnajökull National Park. There are plenty of beautiful sights to enjoy, and your pilot will tell you all about the landscape below and help you get the best possible photos. 

Skaftafell is one of the most beloved areas of Iceland, having come back from the brink of extinction. Looking down at the lush trees, full of hiking trails that snake their way toward the glacier crawling over the landscape just above, you'd never guess that it was once an abandoned wasteland. 

You might see Hvannadalshnjukur, the highest peak of Oraefajokull volcanic glacier and the tallest peak in Iceland. Or the pilot might take you inland and soar across the rocky highlands, with glacial tongues, the moody heaths ringed with moss and blooming with purple lupine during the warmer months. 

On this tour, you call the shots. You get to experience Iceland from above and enjoy the tremendous scenery and contrasts between ice and fire, and during the summer between green mountains and thirsty valleys.

Take this perfect opportunity if you can't make up your mind on where to go: Just sit back, relax and enjoy the view as the pilot chooses the route. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Airplane
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Jökulsárlón, Hvannadalshnúkur, Skaftafell, Skeiðarársandur
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00. 12:00, 14:00, 16:00,

Skaftafell 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.
  • Sightseeing flight from Skaftafell Airport

  • Expert pilot/guide

What to bring:
  • Camera

Good to know:

Skaftafell Airport is a private airport located just 2 km from the Vatnajökull National Park Visitor Center, Skaftafellsstofa. It is only 2.5 km from Hotel Skaftafell. See map below.


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Это было очень круто. Этого никогда не увидеть с земли. Если вы не летали над Исландией, то можно сказать вы не видели эту страну!
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The airplane ride we took with Stephen was absolutely awesome! We started out with a 15 minute ride, and extended it to 30 minutes! Pilot, weather and views were absolutely fantastic! Shooting from an open window was a new experience for me; and looking quickly at my images I'd say I have some real winners!
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Incredible tour and incredible customer service. At first the tour would be from Skaftafell Airport, but due the weather it had to be delayed. It ended up to be from Bakki Airport instead the day after. They kept me well informed of my options and the flight status. The flight itself was nothing short of amazing. The view was stunning and the overal experience with the flight was amazing. Our flight was a bit shaky and some of the other passangers didn't like it as much (I loved it), but all of us were happy we did this.
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This was one of the best tours we did in Iceland. Our pilots were knowledgeable and incredibly friendly. We arrived at the time we booked and the pilot told us it was probably too cloudy to fly so we rescheduled without an issue to a mutually agreeable time when the forecast looked better. Incredible service and one of the most affordable flying trips in Iceland. The day we went out we flew over the glacier fields in Vatnajökull National Park, a view you really can't get anywhere else.
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