Combination Flying Tour | Lakagigar Craters, ​Grimsvotn, and Glaciers

Join this scenic flight over Lakagígar crater chain to witness their spectacular beauty! The Lakagígar system is centered on the volcano Grímsvötn and including the volcano Þórðarhyrna. It is one of only seven subglacial volcanoes under Vatnajokull glacier. 

Mýrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull glaciers are nearby, along with the beautiful river Tungnaá, flowing from the western edge of Vatnajökull and completing the stunning landscape. 

Lakagígar's eruption in 1783 had the largest discharge caused by volcanic activity ever to have been witnessed, taking place over a period of months and changing the scenery of Iceland forever. The craters are especially beautiful when viewed from above, with moss creeping over the black volcanic rock.

From Lakagígar, you'll fly over the colourful valleys of Landmannalaugar in the Icelandic highlands, formed in an eruption around the year 1477. Then, you'll return to Skaftafell Nature Reserve, one of the most beautiful forested areas of Iceland, tucked beside a glacier. 

Skaftafell is part of Vatnajökull National Park, with many glacial tongues and the glacier-topped peak of Hvannadalshnjúkur looming over the land. The trees here are fed by the glacier streams, which have restored the land to green lushness. It used to be a farm which was abandoned when it became barren due to erosion and now it is one of the most favourite spots in Iceland to enjoy the scenery. 

This tour will also take you over to the large glacier lake/volcano Grímsvötn, where you can see the contrasts between the glacier and the hot springs. Grímsvötn is a basaltic volcano which has the highest eruption frequency of all the volcanoes in Iceland. The most recent eruptions in Grímsvötn were in 2011, 2004, 1998 and 1996. This tour is a real combination of ice and fire! 

Don't miss this flight over the geothermal landscape, from mountains to glaciers. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 1,3 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Lakagigar , Landmannalaugar , Skaftafell , Grímsvötn , Laki , Landmannalaugar Tours , Tungnaá , Skaftafell | Vatnajökull National Park
Pickup information:
Departure location:
Skaftafell Airport
  • 75 minute flight


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