An Aerial Tour of Iceland

An Aerial Tour of Iceland

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As amazing as it was to stand on the cliffs of Þingvellir and survey the rift valley where two tectonic plates are separating, it was even more amazing to fly over that same valley. I think I know why so many birds spend their summers in Iceland. The views are hard to beat.

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Aerial tours of Iceland are a booming business, and it’s not hard to understand why. Most of the country is inaccessible by car. Only a handful of roads crisscross the ungovernable interior and even these can only be traversed with 4-wheel drive jeeps. And even then, they’re dangerous, requiring river fording, and are completely off-limits during the winter. There are a lot of spots in Iceland which you have to see from the air, if you want to see them at all.

Our first aerial tour brought us from Reykjavík to the Langjökull Glacier, over Gullfoss, then around by Geysir and Þingvellir, and onto Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull. The country’s astounding geological diversity is truly evident from the air; we passed over fertile valleys, icy glacial expanses, still-smoking volcanoes, and steaming fields of geothermal activity, all within minutes.

This was my first time in a small propeller jet, but I was soon at ease. The flight was smooth and I was too engrossed staring out the window to remember my fears. The plane was a Cessna, a four-seater, and we were allowed to open the windows to get some spectacular shots from above. An unforgettable experience.

Domestic Airport Iceland
Bizarre Landscapes of Iceland

Þingvallavatn Lake
Þingvellir Houses
Þingvellir Crack
Þingvellir Waterfall
Houses Fissure
Continental Place Þingvellir
Þingvellir
Þingvellir Travel Blog
Þingvellir Landscape
Snow Volcanoes Icealdn
Amazin Iceland
Langjökull Glacier
Langjökull Glacier
Langjökull Glacier
Ice Iceland
Iceland Ice Lake
iceland Glacier Flood
Zebra Lake Iceland
Amazing Lage Iceland
Iceland Ice Landscape
Brown Water Iceland
River around Volcano
Aerial Tour Iceland
Plane Sightseeing Iceland
Dry Rivers Of Iceland
Lost little House Iceland
Snake River Iceland
Aerial View Geysir Iceland
Geysir Aerial View Iceland
Gulfoss Iceland
Gulfoss From Plane
Gullfoss Aearial View
Amazin Iceland
Iceland Canyon
Beautiful Iceland
Geothermal Mountain Iceland
Green Rivers Iceland
Ashes Of Iceland
Volcano Ash Iceland
Little Volcanoes Iceland
Crater Galicer
Bizarre Iceland
Eyjafjallajökull
Amazin Eyjafjallajökull
Eyjafjallajökull Ashes
Eyjafjallajökull Volcano
Eyjafjallajökull Lake
Green Ash Mountains Iceland
Landscape
Green Volcano Mountain
Mountains Of Iceland
Volcanoes Iceland
Rivers Iceland
Valley Iceland
Steaming Volcanoe Iceland
Blue Rivers

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