Combination Flying Tour | Lakagigar Craters, ​Grimsvotn & Glaciers

Combination Flying Tour | Lakagigar Craters, ​Grimsvotn & Glaciers
Bodies of meltwater on top of Vatnajökull glacier in the Highlands of Iceland.
Hvannadalshnjúkur summit is the tallest mountain peak in Iceland, found in Skaftafell National Park.
The massive Lakagígar craters in Iceland seen from above in Vatnajökull National Park.
The Highlands of Iceland can perhaps most fully be enjoyed when flying over them in an airplane.
The route of this airplane tour goes from Skaftafell to Lakagígar and ​Grímsvötn.
Crater lakes are scattered on the Lakagígar volcanic fissure in Iceland.

Join this scenic flight over the Lakagígar crater chain to witness their spectacular beauty from above. If you want a unique and singular view of stretches of volcanic terrain, dotted with glaciers and rivers, this is the flightseeing adventure for you.  

Your tour sets out from Skaftafell Airport, where you will meet your pilot guide for the day and board your aircraft. Skaftafell is part of Vatnajökull National Park, with many glacial tongues and the glacier-topped peak of Hvannadalshnjúkur looming over the land. 

As you take flight, you will witness the trees of the park that are fed by glacier streams, which have restored the land to green lushness. Its farmlands were abandoned when it became barren due to erosion, and now it is one of the most favourite spots in Iceland to enjoy the scenery. 

The highlight of your flight is the Lakagígar system, centred 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. 

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. This tour is a real combination of ice and fire. 

Don't miss your chance to take flight over stunning geothermal landscapes, witnessing mountains, sand plains, rivers and glaciers from above. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 08:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00.

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
Skaftafell Airport
Included:
  • English guide

  • 75 minute sightseeing flight

  • Meals

  • Pickup (meet on location)


What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Camera


Good to know:

The right is reserved to cancel flights should weather conditions or other external factors make flying unsafe. Customers will try to be informed well in advance of any tour changes.



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