Fast Glacier Helicopter Tour – Skaftafell

Fast Glacier Helicopter Tour from Skaftafell
Fast Glacier Helicopter Tour from Skaftafell
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Tour description

Join us for a stunning 30-minute air tour exploring the many outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. You’ll see Skaftafellsjökull, Skeiðarárjökull, Svínafellsjökull, and more.

Upon arrival at Skaftafell Terminal, please check in at our reception. Your pilot will review the flight route and perform a safety briefing before we head to the helicopter.

Our first destination is Skaftafellsjökull glacier. We’ll fly through a narrow valley with vivid colors before climbing up the steep glacier edge to Mount Hrútsfjall (1800m). Next, we visit Svínafellsjökull glacier, famously used as an alien ice planet in the movie Interstellar. From there, we glide over Virkisjökull, Falljökull, Korárjökull, and Öræfajökull, enjoying a bird’s eye view.

On our way back, we’ll fly at a lower altitude over cliffs, canyons, and waterfalls, rounding out a truly breathtaking tour. Upon landing back at Skaftafell Terminal, we hope you’ve captured some fantastic photos and experienced the magical landscapes this area has to offer.

What's Included

  • Guided flight

Good to know

  • Please note that this is a helicopter tour with a 4 person minimum passenger requirement for this tour to take place. You can still go ahead and book the tour if you are fewer, and we will do our best to combine you with other bookings.

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

Experience flying through narrow valleys and ascending to Mount Hrútsfjall before enjoying aerial views of glaciers like Svínafellsjökull. The tour concludes with a scenic flight over cliffs, canyons, and waterfalls, providing a breathtaking perspective of Iceland’s landscapes.

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