The Lagoon and Highest Summit Helicopter Tour from Skaftafell
On arrival at Skaftafell Terminal please check in at our reception. There you will meet with your pilot that will go over the flight route and perform a safety briefing before heading out to the helicopter. After take-off, we head on over to the colorful area of Kjós a strikingly beautiful canyon of bare fractured boulders and sharp yellow crest, located at the head of Morsárdalur glacier valley.
From there we fly over to the highest peak in Iceland, Hvannadalshnjúkur (pronounced [ˈkvanːatalsˌn̥juːkʏr]). Towering 2110 m about sea level and the highest point of the volcanic glacier Öræfajökull. Due to the tectonic plates under Iceland pulling the land apart instead of compressing it together, few mountains reach over thousand meters above sea level in Iceland, making Hvannadalshnjúkur a remarkable sight.
Then we head on over to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, flying over Vatnajökull, the biggest glacier in Europe. Jökulsálón glacier lagoon is known for its massive size and huge floating icebergs. It has been featured in four Hollywood movies: A View to Kill, Die Another Day, Lara Croft and Batman Begins along with the TV reality series Amazing Race.
Once the icebergs at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon get small enough they wash out to sea. They then end up washing up on the black sand beach, sometimes filling the beach with diamond looking icebergs, hence the nickname „Diamond Beach“. After viewing these wonders of Iceland, we head on back to Skaftafell Terminal, flying along the beautiful coastline with views over the glacier, black sands, and farmlands.
When landing back at Skaftafell Terminal, we hope you got the chance to snap some nice photos and get a glimpse of the magical and diversified landscape the Iceland highland has to offer.
- 65 minute pilot-guided helicopter tour
- One landing
- Free parking at Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center
- Great view for all passengers
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.