On arrival at Skaftafell Terminal we’ll be ready to greet you at our reception, your pilot and professional glacier guide will then go over the flight route and perform a safety briefing before we head out to the helicopter.
We then embark on an exhilarating scenic helicopter ride from our airfield over the sprawling glacier, so you can get to know it from above before seeing it from the inside. No need for a grueling hike to reach the glacier, simply sit back in comfort and take in the stunning views as the helicopter does the work. Our destination is Skeiðarárjökull glacier, part of Europe’s biggest glacier Vatnajökull. Upon landing, we will deboard and take a short walk from our landing spot to the mouth of our secret glacier ice cave, “the Blue Dragon”. In Icelandic folklore there is the belief of a great dragon which protects the South-Eastern part of Iceland, one of four mythical protectors of the land. We like to believe we’ve found it! As we enter the dragon, prepare to be amazed.
The cave opening leads us into the glacier tunnel, where we can easily stand upright as your guide takes you further along the frozen corridor. The sparkling crystalline colors of sapphire blue are embossed with vivid shapes and patterns which look like icy scales. The serenity and sense of wonder while being inside the glacier is something hard to describe in words, although we’re trying our best. After approximately 30-40 minutes inside the cave, where you can touch the glistening glacier walls and take some photos the folks at home won’t believe are actually real, we leave again through the dragon’s mouth. The helicopter awaits at the landing spot, and we take another flight over the glacier to top off our amazing journey.
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Information: We'll contact you within 24hrs with your scheduled departure time. Please note that there is a 3 person minimum passenger requirement No hiking experience needed No crampons needed Helmet will be provided Selfie sticks not allowed inside cave
- Pilot-guided helicopter tour
- One landing
- Guided ice cave tour
- Free parking at Skaftafell Terminal – Tour Center