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Glacier Lagoon Helicopter Tour

Explore Jokulsarlon, Fjallsarlon and more from above

Climb aboard one of our helicopters and enjoy Iceland’s glacier lagoons from the air on this breathtaking day tour.

Sightseeing Tours

This spectacular helicopter tour will give you a bird’s eye view of Iceland’s dramatic volcanically crafted landscape. Flying high above glaciers, volcanoes and peaceful glacier lagoons you’ll get a profound insight into the extreme forces that have made Iceland so special. You’ll see Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier, Mt. Hvannadalshnjukur, Iceland’s tallest mountain, the famous Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and much, much more. If you want to see the land of fire and ice from above, then this single-day tour is perfect for you.

  • Availability

    All Year

  • Duration

    ~ 1.5 Hour

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    2 Years

  • Ratio


  • Departs from

    Skaftafell Airport

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    59.900 ISK

Tour highlights
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon
The Diamond Beach
Landing at Graenalon Lagoon
Hvannadalshnjukur Summit
Oraefajokull Glacier
Sightseeing Helicopter Flight
Helicopter Pilot
One Landing
Panoramic View

We’ll meet up at one of our helicopter bases and climb aboard the helicopter – climbing high into the air and making straight for Vatnajökull Glacier.

Vatnajokull Glacier

Vatnajokull is the largest glacier in Europe sprawling over a massive 8100 sq.km. It is especially impressive from the air thanks to its many outlet glaciers, which unfurl like icy carpets from the main body of the glacier. It overlooks Vatnajokull National Park – a stunningly beautiful and diverse landscape populated by glacier lagoons, snowy mountains, volcanic craters and much, much more.

Fjallsárlón and Jökulsárlón

The Fjallsarlon and Jokulsarlon are the most famous glacier lagoons in Iceland. Jokulsarlon sits in the shadow of the Breidamerkurjokull Glacier and is known for the glistening icebergs that float across it on their way to the Atlantic Ocean. We’ll also enjoy an aerial view of the aptly named Diamond Beach, where many of the icebergs lie like jewels in the dark volcanic sands.


The helicopter will land in Graenalon (the green lagoon) – a former glacier lake that has dramatically reduced in size. However, that has only enhanced its beauty with the electric blue pool of water offering a stark contrast to the dark volcanic landscape that surrounds it.  

Oraefajokull volcano and Mt. Hvannadalshnjukur

Our route home will take us over the Oraefajokull volcano, which houses Mt. Hvannadalshnjukur – Iceland’s tallest mountain, which rises 2110 meters above the volcano. The perfect way to end an exhilarating helicopter tour that will have given you an aerial view of the land of fire and ice.

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

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.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

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.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

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 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.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

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.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

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.

Can the guide advise if I am eligible for rescheduling the tour and/or a refund?

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

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

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.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

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.


How does carbon offsetting work?

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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