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Enjoy a scenic airplane tour where the impressive Skaftafell area will be explored. Ideal for those that are traveling through the South Coast and would like to explore the natural gem from above.


  • Small Group Experience
  • Pilot Guided Airplane Tour
  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • Oraefajokull Glacier
  • Mt. Hvannadalshnukur
  • Highest Peak in Iceland


  • Certified Airplane Pilot
  • Sightseeing Airplane Flight
  • All Required Equipment
  • Panoramic View

What to bring

  • Warm clothes
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Camera

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration 15 minutes
Departs From Skaftafell Airport
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 2 years
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No


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Join us on an airplane adventure where we will be exploring the surrounding area of Skaftafell nature reserve. The area, which is known for its contrasting scenery, glaciers, and the ice-capped peak, Mt. Hvannadalshnukur will serve as the perfect spot to explore from above.

This incredible airplane tour will take us on a magnificent aerial journey over some of the land of fire and ice’s most famous sights. We will be visiting Iceland’s iconic Skaftafell national park area – a diverse landscape that contains Europe’s largest glacier, a plethora of capricious volcanoes and one of Europe’s richest river deltas. The highlight of the trip is the flight over Oraefajokull – a vast and powerful volcano that also plays host to Iceland’s highest peak, the mighty Mt. Hvannadalshnukur, which stands at a colossal 2110 meters.

Your friendly pilot will tell you about all the amazing things that you are seeing, ensuring that the tour offers educational content, spectacular sights and adrenaline-pumping fun. If you want a bird’s eye view of a diverse and fascinating landscape that epitomizes the land of fire and ice, then this is the perfect one for you.

Please note: Panoramic view is guaranteed for all passengers, ensuring that you will get the best experience possible.


This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our super jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

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