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About Airplane Tours in Iceland

Airplane tours come in two forms; the first exists only to allow you the chance to sightsee from above, while others allow you to reach entirely new locations. Taking an airplane tour is not only an exciting and unique method of seeing the scenery, it also allows you to cut down on long car journey's across the island.

1. What are the benefits of sightseeing from an airplane?

Much of Iceland’s landscape is hard to access, such as the glaciers and the Central Highlands. You get a much better sense of the landscape from the air, as well as the knowledge that you're partaking in a sightseeing tour rarely undertaken by tourists.

2. What’s the difference between sightseeing in an airplane and in a helicopter?

More people can fit in a small airplane than in a helicopter, and airplane tours are therefore more reasonably priced than helicopter tours. Airplanes however need a landing strip to take off and land, whereas helicopters can land anywhere and take off instantly. Helicopters can also hover over attractions whereas airplanes would need to fly circles over them.

3. Where are the main airports in Iceland?

The international airport in Iceland is in Keflavík, but many domestic airports, and small airstrips are found all around the country. The main domestic airports are in Reykjavík, Akureyri, Ísafjörður, Egilsstaðir, Höfn and the Westman Islands.

4. How long is the flight between Reykjavik and Akureyri?

It is 45 minutes each way.

5. What are the pros and cons of flying within Iceland?

You can significantly shorten the time between destinations. Flying between Reykjavík and Akureyri, for example, only takes 45 minutes but driving takes up to 6 hours with stops. You also get to see the magnificent landscapes from an aerial view.

6. Can I be picked up from my hotel for a sightseeing airplane tour?

Domestic airlines do not offer pick-up services, but some sightseeing tours do. Please contact info@guidetoiceland.is for more information. The best way to get to the airport is to take a taxi if you are taking a domestic flight.

7. Do flightseeing tours leave from Keflavik International Airport (KEF)?

No, they leave from Reykjavík Domestic Airport—not the international airport in Keflavík. Make sure not to mistake the two, or you'll almost certainly miss your flight.

8. Where is Reykjavik Domestic Airport?

It’s located by the city centre. From downtown, it’s about a 30-40 minute walk, or a 5-minute taxi ride, to check-in. The address is Þorragata 10, 101 Reykjavík.

9. How long in advance do I need to check in for a domestic flight in Iceland?

You need to be at the airport no later than 45 minutes before your flight departs. If you are flying internationally from Reykjavík Domestic Airport (to Greenland, the Faroe Islands or Ireland) then be at the airport no later than 90 minutes before your flight. You should be at Keflavík International Airport two hours before your departure.

10. Are domestic flights available all year round?

Yes they are. All flights are connected through Reykjavík, and Egilsstaðir, Akureyri and Ísafjörður have daily flights throughout the year. In the case of a weather cancellation, you will be rescheduled on the next available flight.

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Sightseeing Flight from Skaftafell | Pilot Special

5 average rating | 2 reviews

Sightseeing Flight from Skaftafell | Pilot Special

This was one of the best tours we did in Iceland. Our pilots were knowledgeable and incredibly friendly. We arrived at the time we booked and the pilot told us it was probably too cloudy to fly so we rescheduled without an issue to a mutually agreeable time when the forecast looked better. Incredible service and one of the most affordable flying trips in Iceland. The day we went out we flew over the glacier fields in Vatnajökull National Park, a view you really can't get anywhere else.

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Paragliding Tour | Tandem Flight in Vik, South Iceland

5 average rating | 3 reviews

Paragliding Tour | Tandem Flight in Vik, South Iceland

Professional, easy-going paragliders took me and my girlfriend up over one of the most stunning spots in all of Iceland. We had a blast and felt safe during the whole experience. Now we both are thinking of taking up paragliding. I highly recommend this tour for anyone with a flexible schedule around Vik.

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Diamond Circle Tour in North Iceland from Reykjavik with Flight

5 average rating | 3 reviews

Diamond Circle Tour in North Iceland from Reykjavik with Flight

We had a great time!! It is highly recommended for those who want to have a quick review of the North Iceland within a single day including domestic flight from Reykjavik.

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Awesome tour with an excellent and very kind pilot. Unfortunately, the clouds prevented us from flying over Landmannalaugar (which I wanted to see badly). Our pilot suggested to fly over the Westman Island instead and it was a blast! I will never forget this tour and can highly recommend it.

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Ice Cave Day Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

5 average rating | 2 reviews

Ice Cave Day Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

Amazing tour made all the better by Einar, who showed us around the region, and Biggi, who showed us around the caves. These guys were great, knowledgeable and funny. We had an excellent time!

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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

4.9 average rating | 14 reviews

Lake Myvatn Sightseeing Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

Great experience and a great way to discover the attractions in the north on a short trip to Iceland. The domestic airport was very efficient, so there was no time wasted. The Myvatn was incredible area that i´m very happy to have seen. You should go on this tour to see it.

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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

4.9 average rating | 14 reviews

Lake Myvatn Sightseeing Tour with Flights from Reykjavik

North Iceland is incredible and this company is highly recommended. I will do this tour again next time when I visit Iceland, and will bring the whole family with me. Do not miss this trip, is great value considering that includes the flights from Reykjavík too.

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