Heli Moon Landing

Iceland is home to some areas so distinctly otherworldly that you won’t believe you’re still on planet earth. The desolate South East highlands are home to countless volcanic craters, landing on our helicopter by them will make you feel like you’re walking on the moon!

Price: 89.900 ISK    Ι   Duration: ~ 80 minutes


  • Free parking at Skaftafell Terminal
  • Great view for all passengers
  • Pilot guided Helicopter tour
  • One Landing (on helicopter tour)

Main Sights

  • Skaftafellsjökull
  • Skeiðarársandur
  • Lakagígar Crater Chain

What to bring

  • Your camera
  • Light jacket
  • Closed waterproof shoes

Heli Moon Landing

Always wanted to walk on the moon? A helicopter landing at the moonlike craters of the Icelandic highlands will satisfy your craving.

On this intriguing 80-minute helicopter expedition, we‘ll show you the amazing highland scenery of the South East of Iceland. We’ve found some amazing moon-like craters which we can land at, providing you the unique opportunity to role-play as your choice of Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin. A small step for you, but a giant leap for your bucket list.

On the way to the landing spot, we will navigate over various outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. From takeoff at Skaftell Terminal we will fly over sprawling glaciers, before venturing into the highlands where we will pass over the majestic Lakagígar volcanic crater chain and gorgeous lake Langisjór.

On the way, we will also fly over the vivid patterns of Skeiðará glacial riverbeds among other sights to round out the trip.

Once 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 Icelandic highland has to offer.

This tour is only available as a helicopter tour including a landing at some moon-like craters.


This tour is only available as a helicopter tour including a landing at some moon-like craters.

Duration: ~ 80 minutes

Departures: Morning departure is between 9 am and 1 pm, afternoon departure is between 1 pm and 5 pm. After receiving your booking we will reply to you with your exact departure time. Please note that during wintertime, we are limited by short daylight time, so our operation time gets a little shorter. If you prefer a special departure time, please send us an email or put it in the comment section of your booking.

Departure point: Skaftafell Terminal

Difficulty: Easy

Availability: All year

Included: Free parking, pilot guided air tour, small group (5-7 people max), one landing

What to bring: Closed waterproof shoes on tours with helicopter landings, your camera, light jacket

Minimum age: There is no age limit for our tours, but children and infants under the age of 12 need to 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 the map, are for reference only and can change. Helicopter landings are only made when deemed safe by our pilots.

Minimum 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 both Troll Expedition and Melrakki offer some great glacier hikes, giving you the opportunity to see the glacier up close and personal after flying over it.


Heli Moon Landing Skeiðarárjökull during winter helicopter tour


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: https://g.page/Atlantsflug?share


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Atlantsflug – flightseeing.is 

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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