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