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Ice Cave & Helicopter Tour




Day tour / Activity


14 years old



General Information

Available only November – March!

Take an exhilarating scenic helicopter tour over Europe’s biggest glacier and get spellbound by the sparkling crystal blue colors of our secret glacier ice cave.

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 tour 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.

We offer two different type of tours:

Heli explore drop tour

In this tour, our main goal is to get to more remote places and explore on foot one of the most interesting places in Iceland. The destination can be an ice cave, the glacier, or a mountain top in the surroundings of Öræfi. Duration on the ground is tailor-made according to the passenger’s wishes, but also natural conditions, and weather. The tour departs from Skaftafell Air terminal. The helicopter will in most cases drop passengers off with the engine running at the destination and when re-entering the helicopter at the pick-up location.

Notice that ice caves can only be visited November-March

Price 450.000 ISK. Up to 1-4 passengers, minimal luggage, f.eks one small backpack per person.

Minimum requirement: 4-person minimum passenger requirement for this tour to operate. Fewer people can book this tour and we will do our best to combine your with other bookings or you can pay for the 4 pax and have it as a private tour for yourself if you are less than 4 pax. If we can´t combine, we would offer a full refund. 

In case of more pax than 4, every extra departure would cost 330 000 ISK. 

Tour length 150-180 minutes in total.

Included is:

Flight with a fully trained mountain, glacier guide, and the necessary equipment such as glacier gear.

This is an ideal option for photographers or those who want to head out to some of the most scenic landscapes that Iceland has to offer.

Heli sightseeing explorer tour

The tour offers up to 3 landings and a scenic sightseeing flight fully guided. The area hides many of the most spectacular places in Iceland. The tour can include an ice cave, a lava cave, black sand beaches, or a mountain top. Of course, the trip is tailored to the natural conditions and weather each day, but also the customer’s wish in each case.

Fly through a spectacular landscape and visit the glaciers, ice caves, lava caves, the high mountains, or the longest black sand beaches of Iceland.

Tour length 120-150 minutes in total.

Price 525.000 ISK. Up to 1-4 passengers, minimal luggage f.eks one small backpack per person.

Included is:

Flight with a fully trained mountain, glacier guide, and the necessary equipment such as glacier gear.

For booking and further info contact us

What to bring

  • Base layer (shirt and long johns) synthetic or wool, mid layer such as good sweater, wool or fleece.
  • Mid layer such as fleece jacket, thick wool garment, prima-loft jacket or similar. Second mid layer can be added for colder days. Hiking pants, fleece or soft shell or similar.
  • Waterproof breathable jacket like Gore-Tex jacket and pants or similar.
  • Good thermal headwear and gloves.
  • Socks, synthetic or wool.
  • Good hiking boots are essential. The boots should be high enough to provide good ankle support.
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Trip difficulty: Easy

Meeting point

Skaftafell Terminal – Tour Center, Öræfi 785, IS

Tour departs from Skaftafell Terminal, located right next to the national park. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to you booking. Bring printed or digital copy of your voucher.


Age limit: 14 years old

Minimum requirement: 4 person minimum passenger requirement for this tour to operate. Fewer people can book this tour and we will do our best to combine your with other bookings. If we can´t combine, we would offer a full refund or you can choose the private tour option.

We strongly recommend participants to go over our list of equipment and be well prepared for the tour. If participants are not adequately prepared or dressed according to the weather conditions, Iceguide reserves the right to refuse them to participate in the tour to ensure safety.

From time to time the ice caves change. They can even change within the season. For this reason it´s good not to expect to see them exactly as they are on the pictures. Many circumstances can be different, like for example the weather, the light or their size, which can change the whole picture. They are always beautiful and unique just the way they are!

Helicopter landings are only done when deemed safe by the pilots.

What is included

  • Pilot-guided helicopter tour with noise-cancelling headsets during the helicopter ride
  • All necessary glacier gear such as helmet, crampons provided by ICEGUIDE. Your guide will evaluate each time which gear is necessary.
  • Free parking at Skaftafell Terminal – Tour Center
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