Black Sands and Riverbeds Airplane Tours
Fly over black sands and ash, covered with numerous small rivulets in a scenic 45 minute air tour from Skaftafell Terminal.
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 airplane. After take-off, we head towards the beautiful coastline of Skeiðarársandur with its endless black beaches filled with ocean treasures and some even believe there is an old shipwreck hidden in the sand full of long lost goods.
From there we head on over Skeiðarársandur, a vast plain of black sand and ash, covered with numerous small rivulets weaving abstract patterns in the sand. It spans the entire range between Skeiðarárjökull glacier and the sea.
Then we head on over to Skeiðarárjökull flying past Lómagnúpur, which houses one of Iceland's four guardian spirits that can be seen in Iceland's coat of arms, the „rock-giant“ (Bergrisi). He stands at the top of Lómagnúpur, holding his iron rod protecting the south coast from evil spirits. So, make sure you take a good look and see if you notice him before witnessing the massive outlet glacier, Skeiðarárjökull, draining south from Europe‘s largest ice cap Vatnajökull.
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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What is included
- 45 minute pilot-guided air tour
- Choose between airplane or helicopter!
- Add a landing to the helicopter version as an optional upgrade!
- Free parking at Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center
- Great view for all passengers
- Your camera
- Light jacket
- Closed waterproof shoes
Please choose between 'morning' or 'afternoon' departures.
Morning departure is between: 9:00-12:00 (9AM-12PM)
Afternoon departure is between: 13:00-16:00 (1PM-4PM)
You can tell us your preferred departure time in the booking process and we will do our best to meet your wishes. You should receive an email with your scheduled departure time within 24 hrs. of making your booking.
Please note that there is a 3 person minimum passenger requirement