Secret Glacier Palace

Land by helicopter in our very own Secret Glacier Palace – a secluded hidden valley surrounded by massive glacial walls. An experience like nothing you’ve ever seen before!

Price: 59.900 ISK   Ι    Duration: ~ 50 minutes


  • Free parking at Skaftafell Terminal
  • Great view for all passengers
  • Pilot guided Helicopter tour
  • One landing

Main Sights

  • Skeiðarárjökull Glacier
  • Skaftafellsjökull Glacier
  • The Secret Glacier Palace

What to bring

  • Your camera
  • Warm jacket
  • Closed waterproof shoes

Secret Glacier Palace

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

We’ll then enjoy a scenic flight over Europe’s biggest glacier Vatnajökull, taking you over its outlet glaciers Skeiðarárjökull and Skaftafellsjökull where you can marvel over the endless plains of icy patterns and crevasses while we cross over epic mountainous peaks.

We glide down from the glacier summit, into a serene and secluded hidden valley untouched by human hand. Our helicopter slowly descends and we land in the opening between the massive glacial walls. Huge boulders of ice are strewn on the ground in every direction, you’ll feel like your visiting the palace of King Winter himself. You’ll get the chance to walk around freely and see and feel the crystal ice all around. The pictures are worth a thousand words, but we still feel it’s truly a case of “you had to be there”!

We board the helicopter again for a slightly different route on the way back to base, where you get to see some more amazing sights in the Vatnajökull National Park area. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site you know, and not for no reason.

Once back at Skaftafell Terminal, we hope you got the chance to snap some nice photos to bring with you when you tell the story of the Secret Glacier Palace.

This tour is only available as a helicopter tour including a landing at our remote and secret landing spot. 


This tour is only available as a helicopter tour including a landing at our remote and secret landing spot. 

Duration: Helicopter Tour: ~ 50 minutes including one landing

Departure times: Morning departure is between 9 am and 12 am, 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 specify that during the booking process and we will do our best to accomodate your wishes. 

Departure point: Skaftafell Terminal

Difficulty: Easy

Availability: All year

Included: Free parking, great view for everyone, pilot guided helicopter tour, small groups (5-7 people max)

What to bring: Closed waterproof shoes, your camera, warm 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 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 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.



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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