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Sightseeing Flight | ​Hvannadalshnjukur & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Sightseeing Flight | ​Hvannadalshnjukur & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Iceland's glacier lagoons are considered to be the shining jewels of the country.
Hvannadalshnúkur is Iceland's tallest peak, with a summit peak at 2110 m.
High in the sky, it may be difficult to distinguish clouds from the ice cap itself.
Much of Iceland's landscape looks as though it was pulled straight out of literary fantasy.
From the aircraft, you will have fantastic, panoramic views of the landscape below.
Flight sightseeing is an intimate and exciting means of discovering the Icelandic countryside.

Join this exciting flight-seeing tour to Iceland's highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur, as well as the country's "Crown Jewel", Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon! This tour is for anyone looking for a unique way to witness some of Iceland's finest attractions, as well as add a dose of VIP adventure to the trip.

To begin your adventure, you'll be flying east in a small plane from a private airfield at Skaftafell, located in the sublime Vatnajökull National Park. On the way, you'll cross glacier tongues originating from the majestic glacier, Öræfajökull. 

From there, you'll fly over the colourful area of Kjós, located at the end of Morsárdalur. Here, you will have a better vantage point of  Iceland's highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur (2109 m [6921 ft]), which makes up part of the crater rim of Öræfajökull glacier. 

Öræfajökull glacier is also a volcano and has erupted twice in history, in the years 1362 and 1727. In fact, it is the largest active volcano in the country, and both times it erupted, it poured huge amounts of tephra over Iceland, destroying the district it calls home with flooding and other devastation. 

This tour offers a great view over the glacier tongues that originate from Europe's largest ice cap, Vatnajökull, and is a must-see for enthusiastic nature lovers! From here, you'll also view Vatnajökull National Park and the beautiful glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón, often considered "The Crown Jewel of Iceland". 

The lagoon itself is full of floating icebergs, and you may even be able to witness them breaking away from the glacier that looms large above the water. You will also enjoy great views of can also enjoy the view of the glacier Breiðamerkurjökull and Esjufjöll before heading back to the airstrip.

So don't hesitate any longer! See some of the most thrilling sights in Iceland by air, as well as the country's tallest and most dramatic peak! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Airplane
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Landmannalaugar, Skaftafell
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00. 13:00,

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

  • Expert pilot/guide

  • Lunch and Dinner

What to bring:
  • Your Camera

  • Snacks

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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