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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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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

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
24 reviews
Duration:
11 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Scenic Flying Tour | Volcanoes, South Highlands & Great Glaciers

Scenic Flying Tour | Volcanoes, South Highlands & Great Glaciers

Come along on a scenic "flightseeing" tour over the infamous glacier volcano Eyjafjallajökull and the Icelandic highlands! This tour is for those who want to see it all. Enjoy the best views from the best seat, enjoying Icelandic nature to the fullest from high above.Locations include the lush area of Þórsmörk, a wonderful oasis nestled in the cradle of mountains and glacier, and the and colourful Landmannalaugar geothermal area surrounded by red, moss-topped mountains.You'll start by flying high above the Eyjafjallajökull's volcanic crater and see the charred and blackened ice and earth around it after the last eruption, which famously stopped all air traffic in Europe for a while.Then, you will continue over the glacier and pass over the glacier tongue Gígjökull, a part of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, as well as the surrounding glacier tongues when they reach down to the Skógar countryside. From there, the land is visible from the lowest coast to the highest peak, but the highest point of Mýrdalsjökull is just a few meters shy of 1500 m (almost 5000 ft!) over sea level.A bit further on you will pass over Jökulgil - the glacier canyon – and over to the Landmannalaugar area, where the mountains are painted with rustic red and the high tops of mountains all around lend it a fantasy-like image.In perfect visibility, you will see much of Iceland's wide highlands, over the great sands and glaciers to the east and the green and lush of the west, with the rocky north, shining brightly ahead. You'll get a sense of the immense size of the glaciers that this country holds and the openness of the cold and vast highlands.Check booking availability now by choosing a date, and join this tour for a unique bird's eye view of Iceland!
5
3 reviews
Duration:
45 minutes
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Diamond Circle Tour in North Iceland from Reykjavik with Flight

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.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
5 reviews
Duration:
12 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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8-Day Summer Package | The Classic South, the Far-flung Westfjords and the Untouched Highlands

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.
Duration:
8 days
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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3 in 1 Bundle Discount Tours | Game of Thrones Locations: Golden Circle, South Coast & Myvatn

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 cycling to a photogenic plane crash in a black sand desert and hiking across a glacier. 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.
Duration:
4 days
Available:
Mar. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Flying Buggy | Personalised Introductional Flight Around Reykjavik

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
1 review
Duration:
1,5 hours
Available:
Mar. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Iceberg Spectacle | Three-day Greenland tour from Iceland

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:
3 days
Difficulty:
Easy
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Flightseeing Tour Over the Golden Circle and Glymur Waterfall

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.
Duration:
1,3 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Westfjords 2-Day Winter Break | With Flights from Reykjavik

Duration:
2 days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Westfjords 2 Day Summer Break | With Flights from Reykjavik

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:
2 days
Available:
May. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Skaftafell Flight and Local Guide Glacier Experience

Skaftafell Flight and Local Guide Glacier Experience

Experience two wonders in one: a flightseeing tour above this incredible land and a trip onto the ancient ice of the glacier Svínafellsjökull. On this tour, you will see as much of Iceland as is possible in a day, while also getting a fantastic introduction to glacier hiking. This trip starts with you catching your flight from Reykjavík airport. The flight from the south-west of the country to the south-east covers a vast diversity of scenery that is marvellous to witness from above.The black sand beaches of the South Coast, the stretches of barren desert, the mountains that lead into the Highlands, Iceland’s largest natural lake Þingvellirvatn, and even the glacier that erupted in 2010, Eyjafjallajökull, will all unfold beneath you. You will then fly into Skaftafell Nature Reserve, to a small airstrip, where your experienced glacier guides will be waiting for you.After introductions, they will take you to Svínafellsjökull, a tongue stretching from Europe’s largest glacier, the vast Vatnajökull ice cap. Here, you will be helped into your gear, as you are informed of the safety procedures and ground rules of glacier hiking. Without further ado, you will be given an ice axe and can start your 1.5 km excursion up the glacier.Your experience on the otherworldly, ancient ice will no doubt stay with you for life. Not only will the dramatic sights take your breath away, but the almost organic sounds of the glacier changing beneath your feet is mesmerising.Depending on the time of year that you come, the glacier will appear different; in winter, many parts are a stunning electric blue, so vivid it’s hard to imagine how the colour is natural. In summer, more of it is a milky white, and veined with the black ash of volcanic eruptions dating back centuries. Svínafellsjökull is part of the Vatnajökull National Park, and the incredible surrounding nature has a fascinating story; needless to say, your guide will point out the natural and historic features of the glacier and surrounding landscapes as you hike.For this tour, it is possible to be a first-time glacier-hiker. All you have to bring is decent hiking shoes with ankle support, warm, waterproof clothing, and a sense of adventure. Everything else is provided. You may also wish to take a camera with you, to capture the wonderful memories you will make here. Following the hike, you will return to the airstrip and fly back to Reykjavík, returning in time to have a full evening back in the capital. If the weather limited your views on the flight over, you have a second opportunity to see the wonders of the south coast on your return journey.Don’t miss this incredible chance, to see a huge wealth of Icelandic scenery from a unique perspective and to adventure on the ancient ice of an awe-inspiring glacier. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
9 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Into the Glacier & Flightseeing Combo Tour

Into the Glacier & Flightseeing Combo Tour

Hop on board for a thrilling flight over West Iceland. This tour combines two once-in-a-lifetime experiences; the opportunity to soar above this beautiful land, and the opportunity to explore the inside of a glacier.You meet up with your pilot guide and depart from the domestic airport in Reykjavík. The 60-minute flight component of this tour will take you over a whole host of different landscapes, each of which will blow you away.See where the North American and Eurasian continental plates are pulling apart in Þingvellir National Park; watch columns of steam rising from hot springs in the Hengill geothermal area; spot Iceland's tallest waterfall, Glymur, cascading down a cliff; and soar over Þórisjökull and Langjökull glaciers.All of these places are marvellous to visit, but to get to see them from an aerial perspective is truly spectacular, and an experience few get to have. The pilot will eventually land in the picturesque Húsafell, where you will start the second component of the tour. From here, you will travel up to Langjökull glacier, and explore its insides with an expert glacier guide.This experience is nothing short of incredible; you will walk down channels carved into millennia-old ice, where you can marvel over its beautiful blue colour and the fantastic natural sculptures it forms.As you look and listen, you will learn the secrets of the glaciers, and the forces that have shaped Iceland into the magnificent country that it is. This is the only place in the world you can enter a glacier in this manner without being a scientist, and it is not an adventure that should be missed.Following the Langjökull tour, you will hop back into the plane for a sightseeing return journey back to Reykjavik Domestic Airport. The location of this airport could not be more convenient; it is just a five-minute drive from the city centre.Book now for two incredible, awe-inspiring experiences rolled into one.  Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Diamond Circle Flying Tour in North Iceland

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:
1,5 hours
Available:
Mar. - Nov.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Ice Cave Day Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

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
3 reviews
Duration:
12 hours
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Grimsvotn Eruption Site | Flightseeing Tour

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

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.
Duration:
1 hour
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Airplane Tour of Skeidararsandur Black Sands & Glacier

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:
45 minutes
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Westman Islands Flightseeing Tour | South Coast Departure

Westman Islands Flightseeing Tour | South Coast Departure

Get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Westman Islands with this short flightseeing tour. Take to the sky and see the volcanic Heimaey island along with its many surrounding islands and skerries. This tour promises to give you a unique perspective of one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets, the Westman Islands, making it the perfect choice for adventure-seeking travellers.You will meet your guide at Bakki airport on Iceland’s mainland. The airstrip is located on the South Coast, just a short drive away from the town of Hvolsvöllur and the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. You will board a small airplane that will take you on a 20-minute flightseeing journey over the islands.Heimaey is the largest island of the Westman Islands archipelago, and it is the home to more than 4000 inhabitants. It gained international attention in 1973 when the Islanders woke up to an eruption of the island’s volcano, Eldfell. Thankfully, nobody got hurt but the eruption destroyed or damaged about 60% of all the houses in the town. During the flight, you will also see Surtsey island, one of the world’s youngest islands. Surtsey was formed in an underwater eruption between the years 1963 and 1967. It is also the southernmost point of Iceland.The Westman Islands are comprised of 15 islands, and about 30 rock stacks and skerries, and all the islands were created in submarine eruptions, making them a beautiful wonder of nature worth seeing. The islands are also teeming with diverse bird and animal life, and it is here where you can find the world’s largest puffin colony!The dark lava fields, mighty mountains and the island’s green hills make them one of the most beautiful places in Iceland, and seeing the rough Atlantic Ocean crashes upon the shores of the dozens of skerries and islands is something you surely will never forget.So don’t wait! Book now and see the beautiful Westman Island from high above. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
20 minutes
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Sightseeing Flight | ​Hvannadalshnjukur & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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:
45 minutes
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Sightseeing Flight from Skaftafell | Pilot Special

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.
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Duration:
15 minutes
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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The Wonders of South Iceland Sightseeing Flight

The Wonders of South Iceland Sightseeing Flight

Take this flight-seeing tour over the gorgeous South Coast of Iceland and see for yourself some of the most beautiful natural attractions the country has to offer. This is a fantastic tour opportunity for those visitors looking to see glaciers, volcanoes, black sand beaches, ice caps and rumbling rivers, all from the sky!To begin, you will fly over some of the most visited places on the South Coast, such as Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, Dyrhólaey promontory, Reynisfjara black beach and the picturesque village of Vík.Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls are two of the most popular waterfalls in the whole country and are even more beautiful when taken in as an entire panorama, the glacial rivers tumbling over the cliffs in a powerful visual display.Dyrhólaey is a cliff with an unusual keyhole cut out of it. On top of the promontory is a cute red-and-white church. Puffins come to nest in the cliff during the summer months. You might be able to get a photo of this or other seabirds if you're quick! Reynisfjara is a velvety black swatch of sand, chosen by Islands Magazine as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in 1991. The surging tides pound the shoreline all the way to the hexagonal black basalt cliffs and crash against the Reynisdrangar sea stacks. Soaring high above on a sightseeing flight, you'll get to experience Iceland in a new way: you'll see the island all at once, rather than in stages by those driving below. Your pilot and guide will answer any questions you have, and tell you all about the scenes at your feet. They may even be able to manoeuvre the plane to ensure you get the best shots! Your pilot will also communicate with you about any changes to the schedule in case of bad weather, to ensure that you have the best possible experience in Iceland and are able to have the flight you want! Grab this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the south coast from above. Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
Duration:
45 minutes
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Airplane Tour of Eyjafjallajokull and the South Coast

Airplane Tour of Eyjafjallajokull and the South Coast

Climb aboard on this flight-seeing adventure of a lifetime, and soar over the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull and its incredible surroundings. If you wish to witness the nature of Iceland from a bird's point of view, this is the excursion for you. You will begin your high-flying adventure at Bakki Airport on the South Coast of Iceland. There, you will meet your local guide who will lead you to your winged transportation for the day. You'll then meet your highly experienced pilot, who will run through the tour itinerary and introduce you to the passenger aircraft.All of the aircraft are small and seat only 5 to 9 passengers, guaranteeing a personal and intimate experience. Your pilot will also make sure to run through any safety procedures you will need to know before your ascend.When you're ready to take off; brace yourself, for you are about to view Iceland's natural beauty as you've never seen it before. Your pilot will fly you over the crater and the extended tongue of the breathtaking glacier, Gígjökull. Fantastic lava fields surround this incredible area, and your pilot will be quick to teach you a little something about the fascinating geological makeup of the South Coast region.From there, you will fly further along to see the magnificent, mountainous area of Þórsmörk, named after the ancient Norse god of thunder, Thor. Here, you will be able to witness first-hand the glacier tongue Mýrdalsjökull and the volcanic ice cap Eyjafjallajökull. You will as well soar over one of the most renowned attractions of the coast, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall.Don't miss out on the opportunity to see Iceland's natural beauty from high up above. Join this flight for the perfect bird’s eye view of the volcano, waterfalls, craters and glaciers that make this country so unique. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
30 minutes
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Flightseeing Tour | Eyjafjallajokull Volcanic Canyon & Laki Craters

Flightseeing Tour | Eyjafjallajokull Volcanic Canyon & Laki Craters

Fly over the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull and view its crater and surrounding glacier tongues. This tour is for those who want to see Iceland from a whole new perspective. Swooping over the landscapes, you'll take in the sights from a point of view the buses below simply cannot replicate. You will see the beautiful area of Þórsmörk and the surrounding glacier tongues from the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers, before you continue towards the colourful area of Jökulgil and Landmannalaugar. Finally, you'll fly over Eldgjá canyon that is situated between Landmannalaugar and Kirkjubæjarklaustur.Landmannalaugar is a place of stunning beauty in the Fjallabak highland reserve. It is one of Iceland's most sought out hiking destinations where visitors from across the globe enjoy wide-open vistas, scenic trails and colourful rhyolite mountains. The entire area was formed by a volcanic eruption in the 13th century and is marked by geothermal hot springs.270 m (856 ft) deep and 600 m wide, Eldgjá, or Fire Canyon, is the largest volcanic canyon in the world. The first documented eruption in Eldgjá, in 934 AD, remains one of the largest eruptions in historic times with the areal extent of the lava covering over 800 km2. An estimated 18 km3 of magma poured out of the earth in this eruption. Inside the canyon is the beautiful waterfall Ófærufoss that you'll see before heading east and south of Myrdalsjökull glacier and over Dyrhólaey on the way back to Bakki airport.Don't miss out on this spectacular flightseeing tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
1,3 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Sightseeing Flight over Laki Craters, Glaciers and Highlands

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

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:
1,3 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Sightseeing Flight over Reykjavík | Moon Safari

Sightseeing Flight over Reykjavík | Moon Safari

Join this unique scenic flight to see Reykjavík and its gorgeous natural surroundings from high above. Many people describe the landscape of the Reykjanes peninsula as what they might imagine the moon to look like (no surprise, given Iceland's prominence as a shooting location for science fiction films). It is even more otherworldly from above, and you'll the special chance to gain an aerial perspective of both the city and the countryside.On this flight, you can expect to see Reykjavík's bright coloured houses, volcanic craters, beautiful lakes, the Blue Lagoon and rising steam from the surrounding hot springs and geothermal features on Reykjanes peninsula. Other beautiful locations on the Reykjanes Peninsula include Krýsuvík geothermal area, found in the middle of a fissure zone on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. You can also see the point where the two tectonic plates of Europe and America begin to split apart, ever so slowly, driven by the same heat and pressure that powers Iceland's many hot pools. Hengill volcano in the southwest is another dazzling sight, covered in drifting clouds of steam from surrounding fumaroles and bubbling hot springs. Don't worry though—the last eruption was more than 2,000 years ago. You will also see the Blue Mountains, a beautiful group of tuff mountains not far from Reykjavik, by the lava plateau of Hellisheiði. The mountains are the most popular skiing venue for the people of Reykjavik. Viðey island is the largest island in the Kollafjörður Bay in Iceland, near the capital of Reykjavík. The island has archaeological remains dating back to the early 10th century. Now, the island is home to the Imagine Peace Tower, built in honour of the late Beatle, John Lennon. So don't hesitate to book your chance to see the best of Iceland's moonscape scenery! Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
Duration:
45 minutes
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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