This spectacular tour will take you over a spectacular outlet glacier from Vatnajökull to the beautiful and tragic Lakagígar area. The vast volcanic crater was hewn into the earth by a 1783 eruption that was one of the largest in recorded history.
The fissure is a colossal 27 kilometers and is now decorated by rich green vegetation, however, it wasn’t always so beautiful and the famine that followed its creation caused a year-long famine that killed around a quarter of Iceland’s population. This makes Lakagígar ideal for people who want to gain an insight into the power and beauty of the volcanic forces that helped to craft our world.
From there, we will push on to the geothermal paradise of Landmannalaugar famed for its stunning rainbow-colored rhyolite mountains and bubbling hot spring valleys. We'll fly over young lava fields, steaming valleys, and spectacular curving rivers.
Your expert pilot will tell you everything you need to know about all the incredible things that you are seeing – ensuring that the tour is educational, fun, and interesting.
If you want a bird’s eye view of the many glaciers and volcanos that helped to craft the land of fire and ice, then this is the ideal tour for you.
Where to meet:
The tour is operated from Skaftafell Terminal – Tour Center. The best way to get there is to drive on road nr. 1 and turn off the road to the opposite side of Skaftafell National Park. GPS coordinates: 64°00’10.7″N 16°56’29.4″W