The Blue Dragon – Helicopter and Ice Cave Combo Tour

Take an exhilerating scenic helicopter ride over Europe’s biggest glacier and get spellbound by the sparkling crystal blue colours of our secret glacier ice cave we like to call “the Blue Dragon”.
Available: All year
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Duration: All year
Minimum Age: 12 year
Pick Up: Not Available
Price From: ISK 59.900
Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Tour Highlights

✅ The Blue Dragon
✅ Sparkling glacier ice cave
✅ View over Vatnajokull glacier
✅ Visit to Skeiðarárjökull glacier

Tour Details

Duration: Helicopter Tour: ~ 60 minutes including the ice cave tour.

Departure times: Morning departure is between 9 am and 1 pm, afternoon departure is between 1 pm and 5 pm. After receiving your booking we will reply to you with your exact departure time. Please note that during wintertime, we are limited by short daylight time, so our operation time gets a little shorter. If you prefer a special departure time, please send us an email or put it in the comment section of your booking.

Departure point: Skaftafell Terminal

Availability: All year

Included: Free parking, great view for everyone, pilot guided helicopter tour, guided ice cave tour with necessary equipment.

What to bring: Your camera, warm clothing, waterproof pants, jacket and shoes, gloves.

Minimum age: There is no age limit for our tours, but children and infants under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Good to know: Our main objective is to make sure our customers get the best experience possible. With that and everyone’s safety in mind, we reserve the right to cancel a tour or change the itinerary due to weather conditions and/or any other factors beyond our control. Please read our terms and conditions for more information before booking your tour and note that routes marked on map, are for reference only and can change. Helicopter landings are only made when deemed safe by our pilots.

Minimum number of passengers: 3 passengers

Tour Description

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 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.

Once we’ve landed back at Skaftafell Terminal we hope you take home with you the memories of Iceland’s one and only Blue Dragon.

This tour is only available as a helicopter tour including a guided Ice Cave Tour. 

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