The Lagoon and Highest Summit

Three in one – view Iceland’s highest point Hvannadalshnjúkur, the beautiful black sand Diamond Beach and the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in one flight.

Prices from: 41.500 ISK   Ι   Duration: ~ 45 minutes


  • Airplane Tour


  • Free parking at Skaftafell Terminal
  • Great view for all passengers
  • Pilot guided air tour

Main Sights

  • Hvannadalshnjúkur
  • Diamond beach
  • Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon

What to bring

  • Your camera
  • Light jacket
  • Closed waterproof shoes

The Lagoon and Highest Summit

Fly over Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and its Diamond Beach, as well as Iceland’s highest peak Hvannadalshnjúkur on Öræfajökull volcanic glacier. This thrilling 45 minute air tour from Skaftafell Terminal has all the extremes and dynamics of Iceland’s nature!

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 aircraft. 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.


Duration: Airplane Tour: ~ 45 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: from June 2021

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

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 and can be subject to weather and seasonal conditions.

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 check out some of our trusted partners that are operating from Skaftafell Terminal.



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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