The Blue Dragon - Heli Ice Cave Combo

Take an exhilerating scenic helicopter ride over Europe’s biggest glacier and get spellbound by the sparkling crystal blue colours of our secret glacier ice cave we like to call “the Blue Dragon”.

Price: 59.900 ISK   Ι    Duration: ~ 90 minutes


  • Pilot-guided helicopter tour
  • Guided ice cave tour
  • Safety equipment
  • Free parking at Skaftafell Terminal

Main Sights

  • “The Blue Dragon” sparkling glacier ice cave

  • Skaftafellsjökull glacier

  • Skeiðarárjökull glacier

What to bring

  • Your camera
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Hiking boots
  • Gloves and hat

The Blue Dragon – Heli Ice Cave Combo

On arrival at Skaftafell Terminal we’ll be ready to greet you at our reception, your pilot and professional glacier guide will then go over the flight route and perform a safety briefing before we head out to the helicopter. 

We then embark on an exhilarating scenic helicopter ride from our airfield over the sprawling glacier, so you can get to know it from above before seeing it from the inside. No need for a grueling hike to reach the glacier, simply sit back in comfort and take in the stunning views as the helicopter does the work. Our destination is Skeiðarárjökull glacier, part of Europe’s biggest glacier Vatnajökull. Upon landing, we will deboard and take a short walk from our landing spot to the mouth of our secret glacier ice cave, “the Blue Dragon”. In Icelandic folklore there is the belief of a great dragon which protects the South-Eastern part of Iceland, one of four mythical protectors of the land. We like to believe we’ve found it! As we enter the dragon, prepare to be amazed.

The cave opening leads us into the glacier tunnel, where we can easily stand upright as your guide takes you further along the frozen corridor. The sparkling crystalline colors of sapphire blue are embossed with vivid shapes and patterns which look like icy scales. The serenity and sense of wonder while being inside the glacier is something hard to describe in words, although we’re trying our best. After approximately 30 minutes inside the cave, where you can touch the glistening glacier walls and take some photos the folks at home won’t believe are actually real, we leave again through the dragon’s mouth. The helicopter awaits at the landing spot, and we take another flight over the glacier to top off our amazing journey. 

Once we’ve landed back at Skaftafell Terminal we hope you take home with you the memories of Iceland’s one and only Blue Dragon. 

” I still can’t believe that I got to be the second person EVER to shoot this MASSIVE ice cave. Hidden way up on a remote outlet glacier, this secret cave can only be accessed by helicopter. The cave itself is the largest that I have ever been in, spanning a good 400 meters in length and having four different exit points with crystal blue ceilings several stories high. The fact that it is so concealed within the depths of the white glacier, makes it even more special for those that are able to find it!”  – Ryan Newburn @ thestrawhatbackpacker

This tour is available as a helicopter tour including a guided Ice Cave Tour operated by trusted partner Icelandic Mountain Guides.  

As glaciers are a natural and dynamic phenomenon, this is a seasonal product which is open between 1st October and 15th April.


This tour is only available as a helicopter tour including a guided ice cave tour operated by trusted partner Icelandic Mountain Guides. 

Duration: ~ 60-90 minutes.

Departure times: 11 am.

Departure point: Skaftafell Terminal

Difficulty: Easy

Availability: As glaciers are a natural and dynamic phenomenon, this is a seasonal product which is open between 1st October and 15th April.

Included: Free parking, great view for everyone, pilot guided helicopter tour, guided ice cave tour with necessary equipment. 

What to bring: Your camera, warm clothing, waterproof pants, jacket, shoes and gloves.

Minimum age: 5 years or older for this tour. And children must be accompanied by an adult.

Good to know: Our main objective is to make sure our customers get the best experience possible. With that and everyone’s safety in mind, we reserve the right to cancel a tour or change the itinerary due to weather conditions and/or any other factors beyond our control. Please read our terms and conditions for more information before booking your tour and note that routes marked on map, are for reference only and can change. Helicopter landings are only made when deemed safe by our pilots. 

Minimum number of passengers: 3 passengers

Local advice: If you are staying in the area overnight, we recommend booking a hotel room at Hotel Skaftafell, their restaurant is also a great pit-stop to have lunch or dinner before driving to your next destination. The local gas station Freysnes offers some more budget-friendly options for a quick lunch or dinner (their Lamb-burger is awesome!). And if you are looking for some other local activities we encourage you to contact our trusted partner, Icelandic Mountain Guides, that offer some great tours in the area.



Please arrive at our meeting point 20 minutes before departure time stated on your ticket. If you arrive after departure time, your place on the tour can’t be guaranteed or refunded.

Our meeting point is at Skaftafell Terminal by the main road. You can look up “Skaftafell Terminal” on Google Maps to find the exact location and driving directions.

Driving time to Skaftafell from Reykjavík is around 4 hours and 30 minutes. If you arrive early, you can visit Skaftafell Terminal which offers free parking, light refreshment and has restrooms.

Here is a link to our meeting point on google maps:


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Daily airplane and helicopter tour departures from our private airport, Skaftafell Terminal.
Contact us if you would like to set up a private charter flight anywhere in Iceland.

Main meeting point: Skaftafell Terminal, Flugvallarvegur 5, Skaftafell
Office in Reykjavik: Reykjavik Domestic Airport; Terminal 2

Tel: +354 555 16 15

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