Sightseeing Flight from Skaftafell | Pilot Special

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Hop on this flight for the ultimate hour-long 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. 

The pilot might wing down to the beach at Reynisfjara, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with black sands stretching from basalt cliffs to the surging tide. While there, you can also see the Dyrholaey promontory, which is filled with nesting seabirds in the summer. Out in the ocean, the Reynisdrangar sea stacks stand tall. 

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: Aug. - Sep.
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Airplane
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Jökulsárlón, Hvannadalshnúkur, Skeiðarársandur, Skaftafell Visitor Centre, Vatnajökull National Park
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00

Departure location:
Skaftafell Airport
Included:
  • 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.



Map


Reviews

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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