Tatra Mountains – Bukowina, Zakopane, Bialka tatrzanska

Sightseeing flights in the Tatras are normally organized from the Hotel Bukovina landing site (ul. Sportowa 22 34-530, Bukowina Tatrzańska).

Due to the local regulations on flying over restricted zones, scenic flights are not possible over the Tatra National Park. However, flights to the Tatras are allowed even in the highest parts of the mountains on the Slovak side, next to the highest Polish peak Rysy, the highest Tatra peak Gerlach or also right next to the cable car to the top of Tatranska Lomnica.

It is possible to choose a different helicopter take-off and landing site than the Bukowina Tatrzańska helipad, where additional fees may be charged for using the helipad, e.g. EUR 50 at the Nosalowy Dwór Hotel in Zakopane. The arrival at the individually agreed take-off / landing site is additionally payable according to the flight time price list below. The agreed arrival can also be settled by reducing the time selected scenic flight (minimum 30 minutes) by the time needed for the arrival / return of the helicopter from / to the Hotel Bukovina landing site, including the time needed for twice start and stop the helicopter (about 10 minutes).

Tatry - Bukowina Tatrzańska Helipoland

The photo shows the R 44 helicopter after taking off from Bukowina Tatrzańska to the west

Tatry - Bukowina Tatrzańska Helipoland
Tatry - Bukowina Tatrzańska Helipoland

Tatra Mountains – Bukowina, Zakopane, Białka Tatrzańska – when can I take a flight?

Sightseeing flights in the Tatra Mountains are organized by HeliPoland as standard during the bank holiday periods, during extended weekends, winter holidays, on selected weekends with good weather (with a greater frequency during the summer holiday season) and on individual helicopter orders (the exact cost of ordering an individual flight is determined individually based on the prices listed below).

WARNING! Basic confirmation of the intention to station the helicopter by HeliPoland at the landing site in Bukowina Tatrzańska on selected weekends or days outside of periods of increased tourist traffic is possible about a week in advance. Final confirmation of the helicopter stationing according to the appropriate weather conditions is possible in advance of no more than 3 days. Helicopter normally arrives to Bukowina Tatrzańska from the main base in Bielsko-Biała or Krakow landing site. Arrival of the helicopter can always be ordered individually for a fee depending on the helicopter flight time (1 hour for the main base) and the type of helicopter (EUR 700 per hour of R44 flight and EUR 1160 per hour of AS350 flight).

Tatry - Bukowina Tatrzańska Helipoland
Tatry - Bukowina Tatrzańska Helipoland

How much does it cost to take a sightseeing flight in the Tatra Mountains?

The costs of flying a Robinson R 44 helicopter (up to 3 passengers on board) including all passenger seats are as follows:

  • EUR 175 for a standard flight on route Bukowina – Zakopane – Bukowina or Bukowina – Białka Tatrzańska – Bukowina
    (duration about 15 minutes, minor modifications of the route are possible with the consent of the pilot).
  • EUR 350 for standard flight on route Bukowina – Zakopane / Western Tatras – Bukowina or Bukowina – Tatrzańska Łomnica – Bukowina
    (duration about 30 minutes, major modification of the route is possible with the consent of the pilot).
  • EUR 700 for a standard flight around the Tatra Mountains through Slovakia
    (duration about 60 minutes, any modification of the route is possible, even for example Bukowina – Kraków – Bukowina).

Additional EUR 700 for arranging the arrival of the helicopter at the Bukovina hotel landing site at a different time than planned by HeliPoland.

Flights in the highest parts of the mountains (Slovak Tatras) by helicopter Robinson R 44 are possible only under highly favorable weather conditions (adequate transparency of the atmosphere and weak wind).

Tatry - Bukowina Tatrzańska Helipoland

Standard scenic flight routes by helicopter R 44 – the black route often needs avoiding the highest parts of the mountains from the south

Tatry - Bukowina Tatrzańska Helipoland

Tatry - Bukowina Tatrzańska Helipoland
Tatry - Bukowina Tatrzańska Helipoland

The costs of flying a Eurocopter AS350 helicopter (up to 5 passengers on board) include all passenger seats are as follows:

  • EUR 290 for a standard flight on route Bukowina – Zakopane – Bukowina or Bukowina – Białka Tatrzańska – Bukowina (duration about 15 minutes, minor modifications of the route are possible with the consent of the pilot).
  • EUR 580 for standard flight on route Bukowina – Zakopane / Western Tatras – Bukowina or Bukowina – Tatrzańska Łomnica – Bukowina (duration about 30 minutes, major modification of the route is possible with the consent of the pilot).
  • EUR 1160 for a standard flight around the Tatra Mountains through Slovakia (duration about 60 minutes, any modification of the route is possible, even for example Bukowina – Kraków – Bukowina).

Additional EUR 1160 for arranging the arrival of the helicopter at the Bukovina hotel landing site at a different time than planned by HeliPoland.

The AS350 helicopter is faster than the R 44 helicopter, which makes it possible to cover greater distances in the purchased time option, and thanks to increased tolerance to wind power, this machine is more suited to flights in the highest parts of the mountains.

Tatry - Bukowina Tatrzańska Helipoland

Standard scenic flight routes by helicopter AS350 – the black route sometimes needs avoiding the highest parts of the mountains from the south

What else is important in organizing sightseeing flights?

All the above-mentioned prices of scenic flights include the entire helicopter (all seats), regardless of the number of passengers. Free seats can be replenished at the helipad during ongoing flights, or if we have registered those willing to partially fill the helicopter, we will inform ourselves about the possibility of flying on the remaining free spaces.

Reservation of another helicopter type for the purpose of organizing sightseeing flights, e.g. Eurocopter EC 130 helicopter for 6 passengers, is priced individually (arrival of an EC 130 helicopter at a price of not less than EUR 1500).

Tatry - Bukowina Tatrzańska Helipoland