Sightseeing Flight | ​Hvannadalshnjukur & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Join this flight to Iceland's highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur! At 2,109 m (6,921 ft), it towers over the landscape. This tour is for anyone looking for a unique way to witness one of Iceland's finest attractions. 

You'll fly east in a small plane from a private airfield at Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park. On the way, you'll cross glacier tongues coming from the glacier Öræfajökull. Öræfajökull is also home to Iceland's highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur (2116 m). Finally, you'll fly over the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón. From there we can also enjoy the view of the glacier Breiðamerkurjökull and Esjufjöll.

You'll fly over the colourful area of Kjós located at the end of Morsárdalur on the way to Iceland's tallest mountain. The peak is a part of the crater rim of Öræfajökull glacier that is now filled with ice, which sometimes spills over to feed its outlet glaciers.

Öræfajökull glacier is also a volcano and has erupted twice in historic times, in the years 1362 and 1727. In fact, it's 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 coming off the main Vatnajökull ice cap and is a must do for glacier, ice and nature lovers! This is the most voluminous ice cap in Iceland, and one of the largest glaciers in all of Europe.

You'll view Vatnajökull National Park on the way to the incredibly beautiful glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón. It's full of floating icebergs, and you may be able to see them calve (break apart) from the glacier above the lagoon. 

See some of the most thrilling sights, plus Iceland's highest peak! Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jul. - Sep.
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Airplane
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Landmannalaugar, Skaftafell
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00

Departure location:
Skaftafell Airport
Included:
  • Sightseeing flight

  • 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. 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.



Map


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