FlyOver Iceland is one of a number of special feature films that shows at FlyOver Canada in Vancouver. It’s a multi-dimensional film about Iceland.
The film premiered in Reykjavík, Iceland, and then came to Vancouver in 2020. It has retuned for a limited time to BC once or twice a year since then.
FlyOver Iceland was in town in the spring and then the summer of 2020, and then back again for a couple of weeks in the fall. In 2022 the Icelandic film showed in the spring between February 17th and April 18th.
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FlyOver Iceland at Flyover Canada in Vancouver
FlyOver Iceland takes participants flying over Icelandic fjords, massive white glaciers and all kinds of picturesque scenes. It’s a phenomenal experience and trip to remember!
Before there was FlyOver Canada at just one location – at Canada Place in downtown Vancouver. Now though there is a sister attraction, but thousands of miles away, in Reykjavik Iceland. We love our local attraction and bet Icelandic folk and visitors to their country love their FlyOver Iceland venue too! Beginning in 2024, there will also be a FlyOver Toronto!
FlyOver Iceland at Canada Place
FlyOver Iceland is a fairly newly released film. Released in 2020, it was the seventh in the series of FlyOver Canada films and the fourth featuring a country other than Canada. More recent films are Hawaii From Above and The Real Wild West, both of which came out in 2021.
The Icelandic-themed film opened at a new multi-sensory attraction in Reykjavik Iceland in late 2019. In North America it debuted in Vancouver at Canada Place in the spring of 2020. It returned for a number of weeks in 2021 and then again for a couple of months in early 2022.
For tickets and the attraction’s official website, visit flyovercanada.com.
What to Expect
When you first enter the attraction you are lead through Iceland’s history in a short introductory film narrated by a troll. Through this pre-show film, you learn about the creation of Iceland and how it was populated.
In the main multi-dimensional film you’ll see rocky mountain peaks, fields of Arctic flowers, majestic canyons, Niagara-like waterfalls, icy glaciers, volcanoes, and lots of ocean and snow. It’s truly beautiful and no wonder that people who actually visit Iceland in real life rave about their trips.
If you visit Reykjavik one day be sure to check out FlyOver Iceland at its Icelandic venue. And if you’re in downtown Vancouver between mid-February and mid-April in 2021, check out the ride-like experience at FlyOver Canada too! The attraction shows films about Canada year-round, and other feature films at other times as well.
During the FlyOver Iceland film you’ll smile, get sprayed, be awed, smell a volcano and feel like you’re really flying. You’ll also experience Iceland like few in the world ever will.
When is FlyOver Iceland?
FlyOver Canada returned to Vancouver for a brief run from November 2nd until November 18th in 2021. It was back again though in 2022, between February 17th and April 18th. When it returns again is to be determined.
For full details see the FlyOver Canada website.
Prices and Times
Prices at FlyOver Canada vary depending on what show you go to, the day you go, how you buy your tickets and if you see more than one film. Tickets are less expensive if you purchase them online in advance and more if you buy them in-person on the day.
As of early 2022, adult tickets for FlyOver Iceland when purchased online were between about $23 and $31. Children’s tickets, meanwhile, were between about $13 and $21. (Note: Times and admission prices are subject to change.)
Good to know, if you purchase a dual ticket to see both the FlyOver Iceland show and the regular FlyOver Canada film on the same visit, you can save around 50% off the regular individual price of the second film.
When the film is in town, starting at 10:15 am every day, FlyOver Iceland shows every 30 minutes with the last film occurring at 8:45 pm. It is approximately 15 to 20 minutes long. The regular FlyOver Canada film, meanwhile, shows every half hour starting at 10:00 am.
If you see both shows, you will usually see the Icelandic one first and then stay in your seat for the film that takes you on the trip across Canada.
FlyOver Iceland Video
To give you an idea of what to expect, below is a promotional video about the Icelandic film. As you’ll see, it’s just as impressive as FlyOver Canada’s other amazing flying film experiences.
About FlyOver Canada
FlyOver Canada is one of Vancouver’s top tourist attractions. Located on the upper deck of the western promenade at Canada Place (at 999 Canada Place), it’s a theatre like no other.
At FlyOver Canada guests get strapped into their seats and taken on a flight simulation where they experience the wind in their hair, mist on their faces and the feeling of really flying.
The FlyOver Canada attraction showcases an amazing film about Canada year-round. In it participants fly from one side of the country to the other and see everything from the Maritimes to the Prairies, Rockies, Pacific Ocean and Arctic.
In addition to its regular flying film experience about Canada, the attraction also shows other special feature films at various times of the year. There is FlyOver America, Soar Over Taiwan and Flight of the Dragon (about China). The main FlyOver Canada film also gets a Halloweenish touch in October and extra Christmas-y scenes at the end of the year.
All of FlyOver Canada’s films are exceptional. They are educational, entertaining and even thrilling. They are exceptional ways to experience Canada and the various other countries the films feature.
To learn more about all the films and the attraction in general, see our main article about FlyOver Canada or check out the official FlyOver Canada website. To learn more about FlyOver Iceland, continue reading.
For information about other FlyOver Canada special feature films check out the following:
- FlyOver America
- Soar Over Taiwan
- The Real Wild West
- Hawaii From Above
- FlyOver Canada at Halloween
- FlyOver Canada at Christmas
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