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Explore Iceland's untouched landscapes from above. Airplane tours take you to new destinations—some involve touch-downs in nature's embrace, while others allow you to sightsee in the most exciting way possible.

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Explore Iceland's untouched landscapes from above. Airplane tours take you to new destinations—some involve touch-downs in nature's embrace, while others allow you to sightsee in the most exciting way possible.
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8 Day Summer Package | The Classic South, the Far-flung Westfjords and the Untouched Highlands

See the very best that Iceland has to offer with this fantastic eight-day summer package where you rediscover the picturesque South Coast and hike up a glacier before exploring some of the country’s lesser-known regions, including the majestic Westfjords and the stunning Central Highlands. This package is particularly suited towards returning visitors to Iceland, hence the focus on Iceland’s wild and isolated areas. However, it is infused with adventure as you'll get to participate in both a glacier hike and a super jeep tour. Those routinely awe-inspired by nature will also find this package more than satisfying, as will amateur and professional photographers alike. By opting for a multi-day tour package such as this, you open up a realm of benefits otherwise unavailable to your average traveller in Iceland. For one thing, over your eight days, you will have the opportunity to either follow the default schedule or purchase added activities, like horse riding, and an excursion to the Snæfellsnes peninsula, a helicopter ride or a visit inside a volcano, to truly cement your holiday here in memory.  Another benefit is that packages do away with the stress associated with holiday planning, as the organisation is left to qualified travel professionals. Before arriving, you will be sent an itinerary based on your own preferences with accommodation, tour activities and transfers already prearranged. Furthermore, if you wish to change the itinerary or add tours, you will have a 24/7 contact with an agent who will help you create your perfect holiday. Hurry now, and you too can experience the delights of Iceland’s most beautiful natural regions, not only revisiting some of the most classic attractions but discovering entirely new realms. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
2 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

Join this unique journey where you will experience the vast extremes and incredible beauty of the wild Icelandic nature. Here you will encounter fascinating bird life, geothermal activity, flora, saga, and impressive geological formations. The tour starts with a short flight to Akureyri from Reykjavík Domestic Airport. In Akureyri, you will meet a local guide at the airport, who will take you directly to the Lake Mývatn area. The first stop is at the beautiful waterfall Goðafoss, where law speaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði is said to have cast the old Nordic idols, after he declared Christianity to be the official custom of Iceland, in order to settle religious strife at the time between pagan and Christian groups. You will also see the pseudocraters of Skútustaðagígar, along the lake, before entering the chaotic lava field of Dimmuborgir, the "Dark Fortress," with is incredible lava formations. These natural shapes, created thousands of years ago as the lava cooled following an eruption in the east of the country, form strange pathways, stacks and towers scattered across the lava field. Next you will visit the underground hot springs of Grjótagjá and the geothermal area of Hverir by Mt. Námafjall, where you'll see various sulphur pits, steaming fumaroles, and boiling mud pools. In summertime, you'll proceed to the Krafla volcano site and pass by the power station there. From the volcanic crater Víti in Krafla, formed in the great Mývatnseldar eruption of 1724, you will have a fine view of Leirhnjúkur volcano, which features further mudholes and fumaroles. You will finish up your tour with a two-hour relaxation in the famed Mývatn Nature Baths, where you can marvel at some of the most beautiful scenery in Iceland. The entry fee is not included in the tour price, but can be added as extra. Take this opportunity to see beatuiful Lake Mývatn for yourself! Check availability by choosing a date. Note: There is no pickup for this tour available in Reykjavík and you need to arrive at the airport 45 minutes before departure of the flight.
4.8
31 reviews

Duration:
11hours
Available:
Nov. - May.
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Diamond Circle Tour in North Iceland from Reykjavik with Flight

Join this amazing day tour to fly from Reykjavík to the town of Akureyri: there, you'll witness North Iceland's most stunning sights, such as Lake Myvatn, the waterfalls Dettifoss and Godafoss, the Namaskard geothermal area and the area of the incredible Jökulsárgljúfur canyon. You will begin your tour visiting the beautiful Goðafoss, The Waterfall of the Gods, where lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði is said to have cast the idols of the old nordic gods, after he converted to Christianity. Next you will witness the stunning area of Lake M´yvatn, one of Iceland's most beautiful and beloved sites. You will then visit the colourful and catastrophic geothermal area by Námafjall mountain (also known as 'Námaskarð' or 'Hverir') and then head for the thunderous waterfall Dettifoss, 44m high and 100 m wide, rumbling into one of Iceland's most impressive canyons, Jökulsárgljúfur. You travel along the canyon and visit the famous Hljóðaklettar or Echoing Cliffs, thus named due to their excellent acoustics and further notable for their impressive basalt cliffs that characterize the ancient crater remains. Then you are off to another highlight of the area, the magnificent ásbyrgi canyon. Richly vegetated and, shaped like a horseshoe. The canyon is 3.5 km long and 1.1. km across with cliffs reaching as high as 100 m. At its opening is a 250 m wide cliff that rises into the centre, ending in a narrow edge resembling a ship's stern. This cliff is known as the island. When witnessing this fantastic scenery, it will not come as a small surprise that it was believed to be the meeting place of the old gods. In springtime, you will also get to see the impressive cliffs of the Tjörnes peninsula and greet the puffins that nest there. You will finish up your tour with a drive through the village of Húsavik, the whale watching capital of Iceland, before heading back to Akureyri. In Húsavík we can try the new GeoSea Geothermal Sea baths. Those who don´t visit the baths can relax in the town, visit the Whale Museum or just enjoy one of the nice café´s in town while others visit GeoSea. Your morning flight from Reykjavík Airport is at 7:10 but please be there for your check in at 6:25. You'll meet with your guides at Akureyri Airport where the tour starts at 8:00. Explore the Northern capital of Iceland and the famous Diamond Circle! Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
8 reviews

Duration:
12hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Sightseeing Flight from Skaftafell | Pilot Special

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.
5.0
4 reviews

Duration:
15minutes
Available:
All year
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3 in 1 Bundle Discount Tours | Game of Thrones Locations: Golden Circle, South Coast & Myvatn

Take advantage of this fantastic tour bundle where you'll visit some of Iceland's best-loved and stunning attractions which have also been featured in the hit TV series Game of Thrones. You will visit Iceland's most travelled route, the Golden Circle where you will recognise the filming location for the pass to The Eyrie, as well as experiencing the South Coast where you will have the opportunity to hike on an actual glacier like a wildling. Finally, you will be whisked away Beyond the Wall to Iceland's northern capital Akureyri for a day visiting striking locations at Lake Mývatn, many of which also feature in the TV show. This is a combo of three different tours, taken on four days, and is perfect for those who would prefer to spend most of their evenings in the city while enjoying a variety of sights and activities across the country. This discount deal allows you to sit back in luxury as your transportation is taken care of so you can focus on your next breath-taking destination. Your activities will not be limited to sightseeing; you will partake in varied activities including an optional glacier hike or an Amphibian boat tour in Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. You will also have the option to take a dip in the warm, geothermal waters of Mývatn Nature Baths. At each step of the way, you will be guided by enthusiastic and knowledgeable local guides who will ensure every day of your adventure will be beyond memorable. Book now to explore the most popular attractions in Iceland and in the world of Game of Thrones. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
2 reviews

Duration:
4days
Available:
Mar. - Oct.
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Flying Buggy | Personalised Introductional Flight Around Reykjavik

Take to the skies above the capital of Iceland, and see Reykjavík and its surroundings in the most exciting way possible: in a Flying Buggy (Ultralight Aircraft introductional flight). Those who want to go flightseeing, but want an added dose of adrenaline, should make sure they book this thrilling ride. The experience begins when you are picked up at your accommodation and taken to Grund airfield, by Úlfarsell Mountain just outside of Reykjavík. Here, you will meet your private flying instructor, who will introduce you to your two-seat Ultraflight Aircraft. No doubt your adrenaline will already be pumping when they introduce you to the aircraft and the safety instructions. The beauty of this experience is that you can take it however you want to; only one person (student) fits alongside the pilot instructor. You can, therefore, opt for a relaxing cruise over the most scenic part of your surroundings, or else a thrilling whizz through the sky, with dips, tricks and other aerial acrobatics. Regardless of how you go about taking your introductional Flying Buggy ride, you will expose yourself to beautiful nature. You will see lava landscapes spreading away from the city, rows of mountains and volcanoes, ocean views with a dramatic coastline, and steaming geothermal areas. From a distance you will get to admire great landmarks such as the concert hall Harpa and the church Hallgrímskirkja. You’ll also see the many little islands that dot Faxaflói Bay. You may make a touchdown part way through your journey, to admire the landscape from a whole new perspective, and to have a moment where you can gather your senses enough to take some photos. On your return journey, weather conditions allowing, your pilot may let you take control of the joystick, under careful instruction. Your overall flying time will be approximately twenty minutes, by the end of which you will be tingling with the exhilaration of free flight and in awe of the majesty of the sights you saw. Don’t miss this thrilling way to experience Reykjavík, its surrounding nature and the freedom of flight. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
90minutes
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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Iceberg Spectacle | Three-day Greenland tour from Iceland

Witness the incredible sights of Greenland on this immersive three-day tour. Do not miss your opportunity to experience life in an Inuit settlement, take a helicopter ride over an icefjord and enjoy a boat trip through an iceberg-filled bay. You will start this tour with a two-hour flight from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to the village of Kulusuk off Greenland's East Coast. You will transfer to a helicopter, soar over an icefjord on a breathtaking ten-minute flight, and land in the town of Tasiilaq. You will spend the rest of this day exploring this settlement’s history and culture, and its surrounding nature. Bring your hiking shoes, as there is a lot to see. On your second day, the only full day you will have here, you will enjoy a spectacle of icebergs. Leaving from the harbour, you will board a boat, and spend a seven-to-eight-hour cruise to one of two destinations, depending on the day of the week. The first of these is through the magnificent Sermilik Icefjord, a beautiful inlet filled with huge icebergs. The second will take you to the famous Knud Rasmussen Glacier. Both trips are incredible experiences. On day three, you will take another helicopter, back to the village of Kulusuk, for your return flight to Reykjavík. You will get back with enough time to enjoy your evening in Iceland’s capital. This excursion is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, to experience life in Greenland, and to see its nature at its very best. Do not miss your chance to immerse yourself in this remote and beautiful land. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3days
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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Duration:
2days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Westfjords 2 Day Summer Break | With Flights from Reykjavik

Take two days of your holiday in Iceland to explore the mountains, coasts, wildlife and waterfalls of the Westfjords. If you're staying in Reykjavík but want the chance to visit this remote and spectacular region, this adventure is your ideal choice.  Your journey begins at Reykjavík Domestic Airport, where you'll catch your flight to Bíldudalur, a settlement of the Westfjords. Your guides will meet you here, you will board a modified Super Jeep, and the tour will officially begin. On day one, you will first head to the incredible Látrabjarg bird-watching cliff. Nowhere in the world can you see puffins as easily as here; they nest in the millions, and have very little fear of people. They, however, are just one of a dozen species that reside here throughout summer, and avid wildlife lovers will be in awe of the numbers. Following that, you will visit a seal colony, but the waters of the Westfjords are bountiful with life, supporting high populations of marine mammals. Finally, you will head to the beautiful beach of Rauðasandur, one of the few beaches in the country with shimmering golden sands, rather than volcanic black. Day two will take you to the fjord of Arnarfjörður, a stunning place of diverse landscapes. You will then head to what is arguably the country’s most beautiful waterfall, Dynjandi, a whispering giant that leaves no visitor untouched by its beauty. At the end of the day, you will take a flight back to Reykjavík City. Both flights are included in the price of the tour, along with dinner, accommodation and breakfast. Immerse yourself in Iceland in summer during two adventure-packed days in the Westfjords. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
2days
Available:
May. - Aug.
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Arctic Circle Express

Take flight as you journey into the Arctic Circle. In this unique day tour, you will depart from Akureyri in Iceland’s North and head towards the island of Grímsey, Iceland’s gateway to the Arctic. This tour is perfect for those who want to experience a special view of Iceland while also setting foot in the Arctic Circle, something very few can say they have done. Your tour will begin at Akureyri airport. A small aircraft, perfect for sightseeing will await you along with an experienced pilot. Once you are airborne, you will be able to take in the breathtaking beauty below. You will fly over the scenic Troll Peninsula. This area has some of Iceland’s highest mountains where dramatic cliff faces fall over fjords and the sea. Your flight path also offers the opportunity to see whales on their migration. Lucky passengers have seen pods of humpback whales travelling north, a truly spectacular sight. In just 30 minutes you will arrive on the island of Grímsey, the most northern point of Iceland. Grímsey is the only part of Iceland that truly sits in the Arctic Circle. You will receive proof that you have set foot in the Arctic soon after arrival. To celebrate you can experience some traditional Icelandic cuisine before exploring parts of this mostly untouched island. Many visitors travel to Grímsey to witness the Atlantic Puffin in its natural habitat. These stout birds, with colourful beaks, nest here in abundance during the summer months. The island has a lack of predators which creates the perfect sanctuary for these feathered icons. Once you have snapped those incredible puffin shots, you will be able to take in the incredible vistas of Grímsey. After about 2 hours you will then return to your plane and take to the sky once more; witnessing the vibrant sights below before touching town again in Akureyri. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see Iceland from a different perspective and venture to the Arctic Circle. Pick a date to check availability.
5.0
2 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Diamond Circle Flying Tour in North Iceland

Fly above north Iceland’s most incredible sites, with this flightseeing tour of the Diamond Circle. This amazing trip should not be missed by any who want to see the essential landmarks of the region from a fantastic aerial perspective. This tour begins at Akureyri’s Domestic Airport, where your little plane will be waiting. After a quick briefing on your route from your friendly pilot, you will board the craft and take to the skies. Your breath is sure to be taken away instantly; watching the ‘Capital of the North’, with its colourful tin roofs and beautiful buildings, shrink beneath you is awe-inspiring, as is the mighty bay of Eyjafjörður, and the giant mountains of Tröllaskagi. After circling above Akureyri, you will set out on the most popular route of the region, the Diamond Circle. You will sail over the packed tour buses slogging along below until reaching the first site. Goðafoss waterfall is a stunning feature, wide and powerful, with a fascinating history. It was here that Iceland marked its conversion to Christianity, when the most powerful man at the time, the Law Speaker of the parliament, tossed his idols of the Old Norse Gods into the furious waters. Next on your route is Lake Mývatn. Only from above can you comprehend the vastness of this place, with its many lagoons, separated by rows of pseudo-craters and lava formations. You will be able to see the basalt fortress of Dimmuborgir, and the tiny village of Reykjahlíð. Mývatn’s name means ‘midge lake’, so an added advantage of flying over it is that the millions of little flies won’t annoy you while admiring. As you continue above the Diamond Circle, you will come across the seething geothermal region of the Námaskarð Pass. Here, you can see hot springs and fumaroles steaming, interrupting an ominous, barren landscape. After going over this area and around the mountain, you will come to the valley of Jökulsá á Fjöllum, a surging glacial river that holds the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss. From land, it is breathtaking, but from the sky, beyond that. Its scale and sheer power will lock your eyes upon it in awe as you circle above it. On your return journey to Akureyri, you will hug the dramatic mountains of Tröllaskagi, admiring the peaks and seascapes, before touching down back at the domestic airport. Don’t miss this exhilarating flight above the fantastic sites of the Diamond Circle. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
90minutes
Available:
All year
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Ice Cave Day Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

Hop on a plane for a scenic flight over the South Coast of Iceland and then explore a natural ice cave. This tour is for everyone who wants to see something truly rare: the world inside a glacier. Every year, stunning ice caves are formed by running water from Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. Each cave collapses during summertime and gets filled with water, and each winter new ones form. Therefore, every single cave is unique, and you won't have the same experience twice when you go to see a natural glacier cave. Vatnajökull is situated in the south-east of Iceland, about a 6-hour drive one-way from Reykjavík. To drive there and back, you would thus need at least 2 days. Flying, however, gives you the chance to visit the ice caves, the nearby glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón and the Diamond Beach all at once, without rush. The flight departs from Reykjavík airport at 8:55 AM, and in just 50 minutes, you will have reached Höfn in East Iceland. Your return flight to Reykjavík is at 6:55 PM. Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is right by the glacier and connected to the sea. In it, you will see majestic icebergs afloat, and you may even spot some seals relaxing on the ice. Where the lagoon meets the sea, there's a Diamond Beach, named for the glistening ice scattered along it. The flight itself will be in a small plane and will provide spectacular aerial views of the Icelandic coastline. On a clear day, you'll get a great view of Vatnajökull glacier itself, giving you an idea of its immense size. The ice caves should not be missed if you are here during winter and if you're pressed for time, this is the perfect tour for you. As soon as you reserve it, we will contact you to send you your flight tickets and provide you with all the necessary information. Come aboard for the experience of a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
5 reviews

Duration:
12hours
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
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Grimsvotn Eruption Site | Flightseeing Tour

Take this incredible flight to Grímsvötn, Iceland's most frequently erupting volcano. With incredible views of Vatnajökull National Park, including its glaciers, hot springs and craters, this tour is not to be missed.  Your flight leaves from the scenic Skaftafell Nature Reserve and takes approximately 45 minutes, providing you with ample time to drink in the magnificence of Vatnajökull glacier and the surrounding area. As you fly, you will see endless expanses of ancient ice, the peaks of volcanoes and the shadows of plunging valleys. When you reach Grímsvötn, you can marvel over its impressive crater. Due to the heat of the earth beneath, it is often filled with a pool of shockingly blue water amongst the powder white snow, with steam rising from its hot springs that are stunningly visible from above. Grímsvötn is a combination of subglacial lakes beneath the surface of the ice. As fascinating as these are, especially to microbiologists and geologists, it is the shimmering surface of the glacier, and the crater of the volcano, which make this tour so spectacular. Rest assured that your experienced pilot will provide an informative commentary about these unusual features, and tell you about the most recent eruptions.  When Grímsvötn goes off, it usually does so with quite a bang. The greater 1783 Laki eruption is historically known to have changed the climate of Europe, being responsible for the deaths of 25% of Icelanders at the time. The ash cloud from the most recent eruption in 2011 rose to be nearly 20 kilometres tall, and the force of it was stronger than the notorious, plane-grounding 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. Flying above a volcano with such history and immense potential power is an exhilarating experience not to be missed.  So do not hesitate, book this flight of a lifetime now. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
45minutes
Available:
All year
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Flight Sightseeing | Landmannalaugar & Skaftafell Nature Reserve

Take flight from Skaftafell by Vatnajökull glacier, right under Iceland's tallest mountain, Hvannadalshnjúkur. You'll visit amazing Highland sights such as Landmannalaugar, Lakagígar and Laki craters, Eldgjá, and Langisjór Lake on this amazing aerial journey. Your flight will depart from the airport at Skaftafell, a short way from the visitor centre, at the edge of the nature reserve.  As you take off, you'll be able to see Skaftafell from above, and admire a lush green area so beautiful it was once considered its own National Park, before the creation of the much greater Vatnajökull Park. You'll continue over Skeiðarárjökull glacier tongue with a marvellous view over the ink black sands and white ice. After that, you'll fly towards the mountain Laki and over the dramatic but beautiful area of the 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, a beautiful valley in the Icelandic highlands, and a beloved oasis of the natives. In the old days, people travelling across the highlands would stop here to rest and 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 long 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. All of these places are some of the most delightful in Iceland to visit on foot. To be able to see them in all their glory from the sky is an opportunity so incredible it must be experienced to be believed. Book now for this amazing experience of the great highlands. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
60minutes
Available:
All year
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Airplane Tour of Skeidararsandur Black Sands & Glacier

See Iceland’s natural wonders from above during this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as you soar over the black sands and glaciers of the East in an aeroplane. If you want the chance to see the stark beauty of this volcanic island from the air, this is the tour for you. Your adventure begins in Skaftafell National Park, where you will meet up with your pilot at Skaftafell Airport and board your aircraft. Then, get ready to take flight and begin your excursion to the sky. You'll be flying over Skeiðarárjökull, a glacier tongue of Vatnajökull which is the most massive glacier in Iceland. Its meltwater gives birth to several streams that cut across the black sand plains of Skeiðarársandur. On the western edge of the glacier, meltwaters blocked by the ice of Vatnajökull have pooled into a small lake, cradled by this natural dam and stunning to look at from a bird's point of view. Skeiðarársandur is the most extensive sand plain in the world, caused by glacial meltwater pouring over the landscape and washing away any vegetation. It is haunting in its desolation, but also undeniably beautiful. Nature tries to find a way, and as the sands turn to mud and clay closest to the coast, large flocks of skua birds nest there each year during the warm summer months. It is hard to believe that all those colourful glacial rivers meandering across the dark volcanic sandy plains are not just part of an enormous abstract painting. The textures of the bluish and sometimes green, yellow or milky glacial waters twisting and swirling over deep black ash, are nothing but incredible. You'll also enjoy the tree-lined hills of Skaftafell Nature Reserve in the area near the takeoff point. It is a great favourite of hikers and campers who visit to contemplate the peaceful quiet of the glacier or meditate in the shadow of Hvannadalshnjúkur, Iceland's highest peak. You can also expect to see some of the scenic South Coast during takeoff and return to Skaftafell, gleaming with black cliffs and sandy beaches, seabirds circling overhead. Get going on a flight across the sweeping sands and glistening glaciers of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
45minutes
Available:
All year
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Sightseeing Flight | ​Hvannadalshnjukur & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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.

Duration:
45minutes
Available:
All year
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Sightseeing Flight over Laki Craters, Glaciers and Highlands

Join this exciting scenic flight for panoramic vistas over glaciers, lakes and volcanic craters in the Icelandic highlands! You will fly to the west of Vatnajökull National Park, over the large and ashy Skeiðarárjökull glacier, to Grænalón glacial lake. Then you'll continue west over Síðujökull glacier and finally fly over the beautiful area of Lakagígar craters. Vatnajökull National Park was established in 2008 and includes some of the most recognizable attractions, such as Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Beside Skaftafell is the Skaftafellsjökul glacier, which looks like a carpet of ice tumbling down between the mountains on its way to the sea. Lakagígar, or Laki Craters, is a 27 km long eruptive fissure consisting of 130 giant craters. The Lakagígar craters were formed by a volcanic eruption in 1783 and are the largest discharge caused by volcanic activity ever to have been witnessed. It changed the landscape forever, like a battleground between the shifting, roiling pressures of the earth.  On your return, you'll fly over Súlutindar, a formation shaped by the glacier on the west side of Skeiðarárjökull glacier and then continue southeast along the edge of the glacier where you will get a panoramic view of its massive size. Súlutindar is a desolate landscape of grasslands, mostly uninhabited, and it's so easy to imagine a Viking in the Saga Age crossing the land with only an Icelandic horse as a companion.  Langisjór is a lake in the highlands, on the southwestern border of Vatnajökull glacier. It is one of the most remote in Iceland; in fact, no roads lead there, so this is one of the best ways to see it!  Come aboard and see some of the most isolated, faraway spots in Iceland from a birds-eye view. It is unforgettable! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
2 reviews

Duration:
40minutes
Available:
All year
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Combination Flying Tour | Lakagigar Craters, ​Grimsvotn & Glaciers

Join this scenic flight over the Lakagígar crater chain to witness their spectacular beauty from above. If you want a unique and singular view of stretches of volcanic terrain, dotted with glaciers and rivers, this is the flightseeing adventure for you.   Your tour sets out from Skaftafell Airport, where you will meet your pilot guide for the day and board your aircraft. Skaftafell is part of Vatnajökull National Park, with many glacial tongues and the glacier-topped peak of Hvannadalshnjúkur looming over the land.  As you take flight, you will witness the trees of the park that are fed by glacier streams, which have restored the land to green lushness. Its farmlands were abandoned when it became barren due to erosion, and now it is one of the most favourite spots in Iceland to enjoy the scenery.  The highlight of your flight is the Lakagígar system, centred on the volcano Grímsvötn and including the volcano Þórðarhyrna. It is one of only seven subglacial volcanoes under Vatnajokull glacier.  Mýrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull glaciers are nearby, along with the beautiful river Tungnaá, flowing from the western edge of Vatnajökull and completing the stunning landscape.  Lakagígar's eruption in 1783 had the largest discharge caused by volcanic activity ever to have been witnessed, taking place over a period of months and changing the scenery of Iceland forever. The craters are especially beautiful when viewed from above, with moss creeping over the black volcanic rock. From Lakagígar, you'll fly over the colourful valleys of Landmannalaugar in the Icelandic highlands, formed in an eruption around the year 1477. Then, you'll return to Skaftafell Nature Reserve, one of the most beautiful forested areas of Iceland, tucked beside a glacier.  This tour will also take you over to the large glacier lake/volcano Grímsvötn, where you can see the contrasts between the glacier and the hot springs. Grímsvötn is a basaltic volcano which has the highest eruption frequency of all the volcanoes in Iceland. This tour is a real combination of ice and fire.  Don't miss your chance to take flight over stunning geothermal landscapes, witnessing mountains, sand plains, rivers and glaciers from above. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
75minutes
Available:
All year
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Icebergs and whales | Three-day Greenland tour from Iceland

Witness the icebergs and whales of Greenland, on this incredible three-day tour from Reykjavík. This tour will take you from Iceland’s capital to the town of Ilulissat, from which you will be able to experience the wonders of the Arctic. This tour should not be missed by anyone seeking to immerse themselves in the marvels of nature. You will reach Greenland by taking a late-morning flight from Reykjavík Domestic Airport, landing in Ilulissat just after noon. Once you arrive, your map and itinerary will allow you to spend the rest of your day strolling around town taking in the beauty of the surrounding region, most notably the Inuit settlement of Sermermiut, and the Ilulissat ice-fjord, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Day two will be the highlight of this trip, as you take a four-hour long boat trip out into Disco Bay. Here, you can expect to see enormous icebergs surrounding you as you hunt for the resident whales. Many call this area home, as do a wealth of seals, so keep your eyes peeled for them too. On your third day, you will have an opportunity to explore the town Ilulissat better; you will be able to fit in a visit to the Knud Rasmussen Museum, and have a chance to go souvenir shopping. Around noon, you will return to the airport for a flight back to Reykjavík. Book now to reserve your space on this incredible tour. Witness a spectacle of icebergs and marine wildlife in one of the world’s most unique and beautiful places. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Duration:
3days
Available:
August
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Flight over Snaefellsjokull Glacier from Reykjavik

Take a flight over one of Iceland’s most iconic and beautiful glaciers with this plane ride over Snæfellsjökull. This tour should not be missed by anyone who wishes to see some of the most dramatic and spectacular landscapes of Iceland. You’ll start this once-in-a-lifetime adventure when you arrive at Reykjavík’s Domestic Airport, where you’ll meet your experienced pilot. They will provide you with a quick briefing on your flight route, before letting you board their little aircraft. When the signals allow, you’ll take to the skies, and watch the beautiful city of Reykjavík shrink beneath you. The views are immediately awe-inspiring; be sure to look out for the city’s landmarks such as Hallgrímskirkja church, as well as to admire the vibrant colours of the tin roofs of the houses. You will then fly north, over glistening seas and past beautiful mountains, as you head towards the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This stretch of land has many volcanoes running down it, which culminate in Snæfellsjökull glacier itself on the very tip. This twin-peaked glacier and volcano has inspired people for centuries. It is best known from the Jules Verne novel ‘A Journey to the Centre of the Earth’, in which it was said to have a cave leading into the earth’s depths, but it is featured in many other works, such as Halldór Laxness’ ‘Under the Glacier’. Your pilot will fly you over its icy peaks, letting you peer into its great crater and marvel over its scale and the brightness of the snow. You will be left in little wonder as to why this glacier has been the subject of so many artists, nor why many conspiracy theorists believe that it has alien associations. After circling the mighty Snæfellsjökull a few times, you will fly down the beautiful peninsula before making your way back to Reykjavík; you can expect to be up in the air for an hour and a half. You’ll make a smooth landing, hop back onto solid earth, and have the rest of the day to marvel over your pictures. Don’t miss this beautiful flight over the awe-inspiring Snæfellsjökull glacier. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Duration:
90minutes
Available:
All year
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Flightseeing Tour Over the Golden Circle and Glymur Waterfall

See Iceland’s most famous tourist route in a completely unique way, with this flightseeing tour of the Golden Circle. If you want to witness as much of Iceland’s nature as possible from an unconventional perspective, then this is the tour for you. Your adventure begins at Reykjavík Domestic Airport, where you will meet your pilot for the day. They will brief you on your route before you hop on the little plane awaiting you. Take-off promises to be a little nerve-wracking, but as soon as you are in the sky, any fear will be overwhelmed with awe. The city of Reykjavík is even more beautiful from above, with the colourful tin roofs, forests, seascapes and impressive landmarks, such as the Harpa Concert Hall and Hallgrímskirkja Church. After a few circles over the capital, you will set out on the Golden Circle, soaring past the tour buses trundling below. Your first destination is Þingvellir National Park, a valley of forests, lava fields and ravines filled with spring water. To its south is the vast lake of Þingvallavatn. Þingvellir is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland, as it was here that early settlers convened to form their first parliament, in 930 AD; this parliament continued ever since, now based in Reykjavík. To make the site even more impressive, it is also located directly between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, and both will be clearly visible from the sky. After enjoying this incredible place between the continents, you will soar across to the Geysir Geothermal Area. As its name suggests, this area is home to the geysers, which sit in a colourful valley full of hot springs and fumaroles. Though Geysir itself is currently in a period of inactivity, Strokkur erupts every five to ten minutes, to heights of thirty metres. You will see it go off at least once before heading to the third and final destination of the Golden Circle, Gullfoss. This waterfall has become a symbol of Iceland; its scale, raw power and beauty are hard to beat. In two tiers, it cascades into an ancient valley, which carves through the countryside. In clear weather from here, you can see the glacier Langjökull, the meltwater of which feeds Gullfoss. With the Golden Circle complete, you will return to Reykjavík, but not the way you came. Instead, you will fly across the Botnssúlur Mountain range, to see one more of Iceland’s classic sites; Glymur, the second-tallest waterfall in the country. Finally, you will land back in the capital, no doubt still exhilarated from your trip. Enjoy Iceland’s most famous sites in style with this flightseeing tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Duration:
75minutes
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All year
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Explore Iceland's untouched landscapes from above. Airplane tours take you to new destinations—some involve touch-downs in nature's embrace, while others allow you to sightsee in the most exciting way possible.

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Explore Iceland's untouched landscapes from above. Airplane tours take you to new destinations—some involve touch-downs in nature's embrace, while others allow you to sightsee in the most exciting way possible.
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8 Day Summer Package | The Classic South, the Far-flung Westfjords and the Untouched Highlands

See the very best that Iceland has to offer with this fantastic eight-day summer package where you rediscover the picturesque South Coast and hike up a glacier before exploring some of the country’s lesser-known regions, including the majestic Westfjords and the stunning Central Highlands. This package is particularly suited towards returning visitors to Iceland, hence the focus on Iceland’s wild and isolated areas. However, it is infused with adventure as you'll get to participate in both a glacier hike and a super jeep tour. Those routinely awe-inspired by nature will also find this package more than satisfying, as will amateur and professional photographers alike. By opting for a multi-day tour package such as this, you open up a realm of benefits otherwise unavailable to your average traveller in Iceland. For one thing, over your eight days, you will have the opportunity to either follow the default schedule or purchase added activities, like horse riding, and an excursion to the Snæfellsnes peninsula, a helicopter ride or a visit inside a volcano, to truly cement your holiday here in memory.  Another benefit is that packages do away with the stress associated with holiday planning, as the organisation is left to qualified travel professionals. Before arriving, you will be sent an itinerary based on your own preferences with accommodation, tour activities and transfers already prearranged. Furthermore, if you wish to change the itinerary or add tours, you will have a 24/7 contact with an agent who will help you create your perfect holiday. Hurry now, and you too can experience the delights of Iceland’s most beautiful natural regions, not only revisiting some of the most classic attractions but discovering entirely new realms. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
2 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

Join this unique journey where you will experience the vast extremes and incredible beauty of the wild Icelandic nature. Here you will encounter fascinating bird life, geothermal activity, flora, saga, and impressive geological formations. The tour starts with a short flight to Akureyri from Reykjavík Domestic Airport. In Akureyri, you will meet a local guide at the airport, who will take you directly to the Lake Mývatn area. The first stop is at the beautiful waterfall Goðafoss, where law speaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði is said to have cast the old Nordic idols, after he declared Christianity to be the official custom of Iceland, in order to settle religious strife at the time between pagan and Christian groups. You will also see the pseudocraters of Skútustaðagígar, along the lake, before entering the chaotic lava field of Dimmuborgir, the "Dark Fortress," with is incredible lava formations. These natural shapes, created thousands of years ago as the lava cooled following an eruption in the east of the country, form strange pathways, stacks and towers scattered across the lava field. Next you will visit the underground hot springs of Grjótagjá and the geothermal area of Hverir by Mt. Námafjall, where you'll see various sulphur pits, steaming fumaroles, and boiling mud pools. In summertime, you'll proceed to the Krafla volcano site and pass by the power station there. From the volcanic crater Víti in Krafla, formed in the great Mývatnseldar eruption of 1724, you will have a fine view of Leirhnjúkur volcano, which features further mudholes and fumaroles. You will finish up your tour with a two-hour relaxation in the famed Mývatn Nature Baths, where you can marvel at some of the most beautiful scenery in Iceland. The entry fee is not included in the tour price, but can be added as extra. Take this opportunity to see beatuiful Lake Mývatn for yourself! Check availability by choosing a date. Note: There is no pickup for this tour available in Reykjavík and you need to arrive at the airport 45 minutes before departure of the flight.
4.8
31 reviews

Duration:
11hours
Available:
Nov. - May.
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Diamond Circle Tour in North Iceland from Reykjavik with Flight

Join this amazing day tour to fly from Reykjavík to the town of Akureyri: there, you'll witness North Iceland's most stunning sights, such as Lake Myvatn, the waterfalls Dettifoss and Godafoss, the Namaskard geothermal area and the area of the incredible Jökulsárgljúfur canyon. You will begin your tour visiting the beautiful Goðafoss, The Waterfall of the Gods, where lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði is said to have cast the idols of the old nordic gods, after he converted to Christianity. Next you will witness the stunning area of Lake M´yvatn, one of Iceland's most beautiful and beloved sites. You will then visit the colourful and catastrophic geothermal area by Námafjall mountain (also known as 'Námaskarð' or 'Hverir') and then head for the thunderous waterfall Dettifoss, 44m high and 100 m wide, rumbling into one of Iceland's most impressive canyons, Jökulsárgljúfur. You travel along the canyon and visit the famous Hljóðaklettar or Echoing Cliffs, thus named due to their excellent acoustics and further notable for their impressive basalt cliffs that characterize the ancient crater remains. Then you are off to another highlight of the area, the magnificent ásbyrgi canyon. Richly vegetated and, shaped like a horseshoe. The canyon is 3.5 km long and 1.1. km across with cliffs reaching as high as 100 m. At its opening is a 250 m wide cliff that rises into the centre, ending in a narrow edge resembling a ship's stern. This cliff is known as the island. When witnessing this fantastic scenery, it will not come as a small surprise that it was believed to be the meeting place of the old gods. In springtime, you will also get to see the impressive cliffs of the Tjörnes peninsula and greet the puffins that nest there. You will finish up your tour with a drive through the village of Húsavik, the whale watching capital of Iceland, before heading back to Akureyri. In Húsavík we can try the new GeoSea Geothermal Sea baths. Those who don´t visit the baths can relax in the town, visit the Whale Museum or just enjoy one of the nice café´s in town while others visit GeoSea. Your morning flight from Reykjavík Airport is at 7:10 but please be there for your check in at 6:25. You'll meet with your guides at Akureyri Airport where the tour starts at 8:00. Explore the Northern capital of Iceland and the famous Diamond Circle! Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
8 reviews

Duration:
12hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Sightseeing Flight from Skaftafell | Pilot Special

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.
5.0
4 reviews

Duration:
15minutes
Available:
All year
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3 in 1 Bundle Discount Tours | Game of Thrones Locations: Golden Circle, South Coast & Myvatn

Take advantage of this fantastic tour bundle where you'll visit some of Iceland's best-loved and stunning attractions which have also been featured in the hit TV series Game of Thrones. You will visit Iceland's most travelled route, the Golden Circle where you will recognise the filming location for the pass to The Eyrie, as well as experiencing the South Coast where you will have the opportunity to hike on an actual glacier like a wildling. Finally, you will be whisked away Beyond the Wall to Iceland's northern capital Akureyri for a day visiting striking locations at Lake Mývatn, many of which also feature in the TV show. This is a combo of three different tours, taken on four days, and is perfect for those who would prefer to spend most of their evenings in the city while enjoying a variety of sights and activities across the country. This discount deal allows you to sit back in luxury as your transportation is taken care of so you can focus on your next breath-taking destination. Your activities will not be limited to sightseeing; you will partake in varied activities including an optional glacier hike or an Amphibian boat tour in Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. You will also have the option to take a dip in the warm, geothermal waters of Mývatn Nature Baths. At each step of the way, you will be guided by enthusiastic and knowledgeable local guides who will ensure every day of your adventure will be beyond memorable. Book now to explore the most popular attractions in Iceland and in the world of Game of Thrones. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
2 reviews

Duration:
4days
Available:
Mar. - Oct.
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Flying Buggy | Personalised Introductional Flight Around Reykjavik

Take to the skies above the capital of Iceland, and see Reykjavík and its surroundings in the most exciting way possible: in a Flying Buggy (Ultralight Aircraft introductional flight). Those who want to go flightseeing, but want an added dose of adrenaline, should make sure they book this thrilling ride. The experience begins when you are picked up at your accommodation and taken to Grund airfield, by Úlfarsell Mountain just outside of Reykjavík. Here, you will meet your private flying instructor, who will introduce you to your two-seat Ultraflight Aircraft. No doubt your adrenaline will already be pumping when they introduce you to the aircraft and the safety instructions. The beauty of this experience is that you can take it however you want to; only one person (student) fits alongside the pilot instructor. You can, therefore, opt for a relaxing cruise over the most scenic part of your surroundings, or else a thrilling whizz through the sky, with dips, tricks and other aerial acrobatics. Regardless of how you go about taking your introductional Flying Buggy ride, you will expose yourself to beautiful nature. You will see lava landscapes spreading away from the city, rows of mountains and volcanoes, ocean views with a dramatic coastline, and steaming geothermal areas. From a distance you will get to admire great landmarks such as the concert hall Harpa and the church Hallgrímskirkja. You’ll also see the many little islands that dot Faxaflói Bay. You may make a touchdown part way through your journey, to admire the landscape from a whole new perspective, and to have a moment where you can gather your senses enough to take some photos. On your return journey, weather conditions allowing, your pilot may let you take control of the joystick, under careful instruction. Your overall flying time will be approximately twenty minutes, by the end of which you will be tingling with the exhilaration of free flight and in awe of the majesty of the sights you saw. Don’t miss this thrilling way to experience Reykjavík, its surrounding nature and the freedom of flight. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
90minutes
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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Iceberg Spectacle | Three-day Greenland tour from Iceland

Witness the incredible sights of Greenland on this immersive three-day tour. Do not miss your opportunity to experience life in an Inuit settlement, take a helicopter ride over an icefjord and enjoy a boat trip through an iceberg-filled bay. You will start this tour with a two-hour flight from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to the village of Kulusuk off Greenland's East Coast. You will transfer to a helicopter, soar over an icefjord on a breathtaking ten-minute flight, and land in the town of Tasiilaq. You will spend the rest of this day exploring this settlement’s history and culture, and its surrounding nature. Bring your hiking shoes, as there is a lot to see. On your second day, the only full day you will have here, you will enjoy a spectacle of icebergs. Leaving from the harbour, you will board a boat, and spend a seven-to-eight-hour cruise to one of two destinations, depending on the day of the week. The first of these is through the magnificent Sermilik Icefjord, a beautiful inlet filled with huge icebergs. The second will take you to the famous Knud Rasmussen Glacier. Both trips are incredible experiences. On day three, you will take another helicopter, back to the village of Kulusuk, for your return flight to Reykjavík. You will get back with enough time to enjoy your evening in Iceland’s capital. This excursion is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, to experience life in Greenland, and to see its nature at its very best. Do not miss your chance to immerse yourself in this remote and beautiful land. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3days
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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Duration:
2days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Westfjords 2 Day Summer Break | With Flights from Reykjavik

Take two days of your holiday in Iceland to explore the mountains, coasts, wildlife and waterfalls of the Westfjords. If you're staying in Reykjavík but want the chance to visit this remote and spectacular region, this adventure is your ideal choice.  Your journey begins at Reykjavík Domestic Airport, where you'll catch your flight to Bíldudalur, a settlement of the Westfjords. Your guides will meet you here, you will board a modified Super Jeep, and the tour will officially begin. On day one, you will first head to the incredible Látrabjarg bird-watching cliff. Nowhere in the world can you see puffins as easily as here; they nest in the millions, and have very little fear of people. They, however, are just one of a dozen species that reside here throughout summer, and avid wildlife lovers will be in awe of the numbers. Following that, you will visit a seal colony, but the waters of the Westfjords are bountiful with life, supporting high populations of marine mammals. Finally, you will head to the beautiful beach of Rauðasandur, one of the few beaches in the country with shimmering golden sands, rather than volcanic black. Day two will take you to the fjord of Arnarfjörður, a stunning place of diverse landscapes. You will then head to what is arguably the country’s most beautiful waterfall, Dynjandi, a whispering giant that leaves no visitor untouched by its beauty. At the end of the day, you will take a flight back to Reykjavík City. Both flights are included in the price of the tour, along with dinner, accommodation and breakfast. Immerse yourself in Iceland in summer during two adventure-packed days in the Westfjords. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
2days
Available:
May. - Aug.
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Arctic Circle Express

Take flight as you journey into the Arctic Circle. In this unique day tour, you will depart from Akureyri in Iceland’s North and head towards the island of Grímsey, Iceland’s gateway to the Arctic. This tour is perfect for those who want to experience a special view of Iceland while also setting foot in the Arctic Circle, something very few can say they have done. Your tour will begin at Akureyri airport. A small aircraft, perfect for sightseeing will await you along with an experienced pilot. Once you are airborne, you will be able to take in the breathtaking beauty below. You will fly over the scenic Troll Peninsula. This area has some of Iceland’s highest mountains where dramatic cliff faces fall over fjords and the sea. Your flight path also offers the opportunity to see whales on their migration. Lucky passengers have seen pods of humpback whales travelling north, a truly spectacular sight. In just 30 minutes you will arrive on the island of Grímsey, the most northern point of Iceland. Grímsey is the only part of Iceland that truly sits in the Arctic Circle. You will receive proof that you have set foot in the Arctic soon after arrival. To celebrate you can experience some traditional Icelandic cuisine before exploring parts of this mostly untouched island. Many visitors travel to Grímsey to witness the Atlantic Puffin in its natural habitat. These stout birds, with colourful beaks, nest here in abundance during the summer months. The island has a lack of predators which creates the perfect sanctuary for these feathered icons. Once you have snapped those incredible puffin shots, you will be able to take in the incredible vistas of Grímsey. After about 2 hours you will then return to your plane and take to the sky once more; witnessing the vibrant sights below before touching town again in Akureyri. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see Iceland from a different perspective and venture to the Arctic Circle. Pick a date to check availability.
5.0
2 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Diamond Circle Flying Tour in North Iceland

Fly above north Iceland’s most incredible sites, with this flightseeing tour of the Diamond Circle. This amazing trip should not be missed by any who want to see the essential landmarks of the region from a fantastic aerial perspective. This tour begins at Akureyri’s Domestic Airport, where your little plane will be waiting. After a quick briefing on your route from your friendly pilot, you will board the craft and take to the skies. Your breath is sure to be taken away instantly; watching the ‘Capital of the North’, with its colourful tin roofs and beautiful buildings, shrink beneath you is awe-inspiring, as is the mighty bay of Eyjafjörður, and the giant mountains of Tröllaskagi. After circling above Akureyri, you will set out on the most popular route of the region, the Diamond Circle. You will sail over the packed tour buses slogging along below until reaching the first site. Goðafoss waterfall is a stunning feature, wide and powerful, with a fascinating history. It was here that Iceland marked its conversion to Christianity, when the most powerful man at the time, the Law Speaker of the parliament, tossed his idols of the Old Norse Gods into the furious waters. Next on your route is Lake Mývatn. Only from above can you comprehend the vastness of this place, with its many lagoons, separated by rows of pseudo-craters and lava formations. You will be able to see the basalt fortress of Dimmuborgir, and the tiny village of Reykjahlíð. Mývatn’s name means ‘midge lake’, so an added advantage of flying over it is that the millions of little flies won’t annoy you while admiring. As you continue above the Diamond Circle, you will come across the seething geothermal region of the Námaskarð Pass. Here, you can see hot springs and fumaroles steaming, interrupting an ominous, barren landscape. After going over this area and around the mountain, you will come to the valley of Jökulsá á Fjöllum, a surging glacial river that holds the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss. From land, it is breathtaking, but from the sky, beyond that. Its scale and sheer power will lock your eyes upon it in awe as you circle above it. On your return journey to Akureyri, you will hug the dramatic mountains of Tröllaskagi, admiring the peaks and seascapes, before touching down back at the domestic airport. Don’t miss this exhilarating flight above the fantastic sites of the Diamond Circle. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
90minutes
Available:
All year
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Ice Cave Day Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

Hop on a plane for a scenic flight over the South Coast of Iceland and then explore a natural ice cave. This tour is for everyone who wants to see something truly rare: the world inside a glacier. Every year, stunning ice caves are formed by running water from Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. Each cave collapses during summertime and gets filled with water, and each winter new ones form. Therefore, every single cave is unique, and you won't have the same experience twice when you go to see a natural glacier cave. Vatnajökull is situated in the south-east of Iceland, about a 6-hour drive one-way from Reykjavík. To drive there and back, you would thus need at least 2 days. Flying, however, gives you the chance to visit the ice caves, the nearby glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón and the Diamond Beach all at once, without rush. The flight departs from Reykjavík airport at 8:55 AM, and in just 50 minutes, you will have reached Höfn in East Iceland. Your return flight to Reykjavík is at 6:55 PM. Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is right by the glacier and connected to the sea. In it, you will see majestic icebergs afloat, and you may even spot some seals relaxing on the ice. Where the lagoon meets the sea, there's a Diamond Beach, named for the glistening ice scattered along it. The flight itself will be in a small plane and will provide spectacular aerial views of the Icelandic coastline. On a clear day, you'll get a great view of Vatnajökull glacier itself, giving you an idea of its immense size. The ice caves should not be missed if you are here during winter and if you're pressed for time, this is the perfect tour for you. As soon as you reserve it, we will contact you to send you your flight tickets and provide you with all the necessary information. Come aboard for the experience of a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
5 reviews

Duration:
12hours
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
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Grimsvotn Eruption Site | Flightseeing Tour

Take this incredible flight to Grímsvötn, Iceland's most frequently erupting volcano. With incredible views of Vatnajökull National Park, including its glaciers, hot springs and craters, this tour is not to be missed.  Your flight leaves from the scenic Skaftafell Nature Reserve and takes approximately 45 minutes, providing you with ample time to drink in the magnificence of Vatnajökull glacier and the surrounding area. As you fly, you will see endless expanses of ancient ice, the peaks of volcanoes and the shadows of plunging valleys. When you reach Grímsvötn, you can marvel over its impressive crater. Due to the heat of the earth beneath, it is often filled with a pool of shockingly blue water amongst the powder white snow, with steam rising from its hot springs that are stunningly visible from above. Grímsvötn is a combination of subglacial lakes beneath the surface of the ice. As fascinating as these are, especially to microbiologists and geologists, it is the shimmering surface of the glacier, and the crater of the volcano, which make this tour so spectacular. Rest assured that your experienced pilot will provide an informative commentary about these unusual features, and tell you about the most recent eruptions.  When Grímsvötn goes off, it usually does so with quite a bang. The greater 1783 Laki eruption is historically known to have changed the climate of Europe, being responsible for the deaths of 25% of Icelanders at the time. The ash cloud from the most recent eruption in 2011 rose to be nearly 20 kilometres tall, and the force of it was stronger than the notorious, plane-grounding 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. Flying above a volcano with such history and immense potential power is an exhilarating experience not to be missed.  So do not hesitate, book this flight of a lifetime now. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
45minutes
Available:
All year
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Flight Sightseeing | Landmannalaugar & Skaftafell Nature Reserve

Take flight from Skaftafell by Vatnajökull glacier, right under Iceland's tallest mountain, Hvannadalshnjúkur. You'll visit amazing Highland sights such as Landmannalaugar, Lakagígar and Laki craters, Eldgjá, and Langisjór Lake on this amazing aerial journey. Your flight will depart from the airport at Skaftafell, a short way from the visitor centre, at the edge of the nature reserve.  As you take off, you'll be able to see Skaftafell from above, and admire a lush green area so beautiful it was once considered its own National Park, before the creation of the much greater Vatnajökull Park. You'll continue over Skeiðarárjökull glacier tongue with a marvellous view over the ink black sands and white ice. After that, you'll fly towards the mountain Laki and over the dramatic but beautiful area of the 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, a beautiful valley in the Icelandic highlands, and a beloved oasis of the natives. In the old days, people travelling across the highlands would stop here to rest and 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 long 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. All of these places are some of the most delightful in Iceland to visit on foot. To be able to see them in all their glory from the sky is an opportunity so incredible it must be experienced to be believed. Book now for this amazing experience of the great highlands. Check availability by choosing a date.
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60minutes
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Airplane Tour of Skeidararsandur Black Sands & Glacier

See Iceland’s natural wonders from above during this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as you soar over the black sands and glaciers of the East in an aeroplane. If you want the chance to see the stark beauty of this volcanic island from the air, this is the tour for you. Your adventure begins in Skaftafell National Park, where you will meet up with your pilot at Skaftafell Airport and board your aircraft. Then, get ready to take flight and begin your excursion to the sky. You'll be flying over Skeiðarárjökull, a glacier tongue of Vatnajökull which is the most massive glacier in Iceland. Its meltwater gives birth to several streams that cut across the black sand plains of Skeiðarársandur. On the western edge of the glacier, meltwaters blocked by the ice of Vatnajökull have pooled into a small lake, cradled by this natural dam and stunning to look at from a bird's point of view. Skeiðarársandur is the most extensive sand plain in the world, caused by glacial meltwater pouring over the landscape and washing away any vegetation. It is haunting in its desolation, but also undeniably beautiful. Nature tries to find a way, and as the sands turn to mud and clay closest to the coast, large flocks of skua birds nest there each year during the warm summer months. It is hard to believe that all those colourful glacial rivers meandering across the dark volcanic sandy plains are not just part of an enormous abstract painting. The textures of the bluish and sometimes green, yellow or milky glacial waters twisting and swirling over deep black ash, are nothing but incredible. You'll also enjoy the tree-lined hills of Skaftafell Nature Reserve in the area near the takeoff point. It is a great favourite of hikers and campers who visit to contemplate the peaceful quiet of the glacier or meditate in the shadow of Hvannadalshnjúkur, Iceland's highest peak. You can also expect to see some of the scenic South Coast during takeoff and return to Skaftafell, gleaming with black cliffs and sandy beaches, seabirds circling overhead. Get going on a flight across the sweeping sands and glistening glaciers of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
45minutes
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All year
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Sightseeing Flight | ​Hvannadalshnjukur & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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.

Duration:
45minutes
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All year
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