Information about Gígjökull

Gigjokull is one of two glacier outlets from the glacier volcano Eyjafjallajokull, the other being Steinholtsjokull.

The 2010 Eyjafjallajokull eruption was close to the head of Gigjokull. Gigjokull empties out of the summit crater area at 1600 meters (5249 feet), flows across the ice cap to 1500 meters (4921 feet) and then descends in an icefall down 200 meters (656 ft). Water flowing from Gigjokull enters the Markarfljot river and eruptions in the area have caused great glacier bursts, 2010 being the latest example.

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Attractions nearby Gígjökull

Eyjafjallajökull

The glacier volcano of Eyjafjallajökull is notorious the world over for causing havoc to air travel in 2010, and stumping television anchors ev...

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Stakkholtsgjá

  Stakkholtsgja is an up to 100 meters deep and  2 kilometers long canyon in South Iceland. The canyon is located near the entrance to Tho...

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Þórsmörk

Nestled between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull is Þórsmörk, the Valley o...

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Seljavallalaug

 Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, photo by Johannes Martin. Seljavallalaug is an outdoor swimming pool in South Iceland, roughly 10 km east ...

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Móði

  Modi is one of the two youngest craters in Iceland, along with Magni. These two craters are situated between glaciers Myrdalsjokull and Eyjaf...

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Magni

  Magni is one of the two youngest craters in Iceland, along with Modi. The craters are situated between glaciers Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjalla...

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Fimmvörðuháls

Fimmvorduhals is one of Iceland's most popular hiking trails. It made the world news when the Eyjafjallajokull eruption started there in 2010. T...

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Þorvaldseyri

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo by Matt Riggott Þorvaldseyri is a historic farm located beneath Iceland’s most famous volcano,...

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Skógafoss

Skógafoss is one of Iceland’s biggest and most beautiful waterfalls with an astounding width of 25 meters (82 feet) and a drop of 60 me...

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Nauthúsagil

Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Nauthúsagil is a narrow ravine in South Iceland, located beneath the glacial volcano E...

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Skógar

Skogar, in South Iceland, is a popular destination for travelers. It has a population of about 20 people, features a regional museum and and is close ...

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Skogar Museum - Skógarsafn

Photo from the Skógar Museum Skógar Museum is a cultural heritage museum in south Iceland. Located near one of the most popular waterf...

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Kvernufoss

Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Kvernufoss is a waterfall with a drop of 30 metres (98 feet) in South Iceland. Considered a h...

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Sólheimajökull

Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier of the mighty icecap of Mýrdalsjökull on the South Coast of Iceland. It is one of the mo...

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Tindfjallajökull

Located in south Iceland, Tindfjallajökull ('The glacier of peak mountains') is a stratovolcano that is covered by a small glacier of 19 ...

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Markarfljótsgljúfur Canyon

Photo Credit: Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Borvan53. Markarfljótsgljúfur is a canyon in Iceland's southern Highlands, west of ...

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Gljufrabui

Gljúfrabúi ("Canyon Dweller“) is a beautiful waterfall located at Hamragarðar in South Iceland, close to its bette...

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Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss is a waterfall that can be fully encircled, situated on the South Coast of Iceland with a drop of 60 metres (200 feet). Due to the ...

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South Shore

From Reykjanesta and the next 100 km onwards, the south shore is characterized by lava formations constantly battered by the wild ocean waves (‘...

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Mýrdalsjökull

Mýrdalsjökull is a glacier in the south of the Icelandic highlands. It is the country's fourth largest ice cap, covering nearly 600 ...

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Tours near Gígjökull

Thorsmork Super Jeep Day Tour

Join an exciting Super Jeep tour to Þórsmörk Nature Reserve, a place so beautiful that its name......

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Airplane Tour of Eyjafjallajokull and the South Coast

Climb aboard on this flight-seeing adventure of a lifetime, and soar over the infamous......

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Thorsmork Super Jeep Day Tour

Explore a valley hidden between three glaciers on this exhilarating Super Jeep tour to Þórsmörk.......

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South Coast on a Super Jeep | Private Sightseeing Tour

See the wonders of the South Coast on this private super jeep tour with optional extras for......

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9-Hour Day Tour to Seljalandsfoss & Thorsmork Valley

Step right up for this tour of one of the most beautiful, untouched wilds of Iceland, the valley......

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ATV Riding through Þórsmörk Valley

Mount up and join this powerful ATV tour of Þórsmörk valley, ringed with mountains, glaciers and......

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Hiking in Thorsmork Valley | Super Jeep Day Tour

Get deep into the ethereal Þórsmörk Mountain Reserve with a local expert and enjoy 4 hours of......

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4-Day Adventure Tour | South Coast, Thorsmork & Glacier Hike

Join this amazing 4-day summer tour and witness the beautiful Icelandic nature as the midnight......

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Thorsmork Valley | Super Jeep Day Tour

Discover one of Iceland’s natural gems, Þórsmörk valley, on this exciting super jeep tour.......

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South Coast & Eyjafjallajokull | Private Super Jeep Tour with Lunch

Experience the diversity of Iceland’s nature with this private day tour. Visit the South Coast......

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Thorsmork Hikes & The Golden Circle | 3-Day Tour

Join this three-day tour exploring some of Iceland’s most spectacular locations, visiting the......

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4-Day Northern Lights Adventure | South Coast with Glacier Hike

Join this incredible 4-day Super Jeep tour exploring the Valley of Þórsmörk where you will......

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Þórsmörk | 2 days & 1 night

Join us on this adventurous two days and one night tour into Þórsmörk Valley. Experience a once......

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Þórsmörk & Eyjafjallajökull Super Jeep Day Tour

This combo tour is by far our most popular tour where we mix our two best sellers into one......

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Thorsmork Day Hike | With a Visit to Gigjokull Glacier

Hike through the Valley of Thor, with this day tour to the beautiful Þórsmörk Nature Reserve.......

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Þorsmork Valley, Waterfalls and South Coast Glaciers

Bag your place on this exciting tour exploring the many magnificent attractions of Þórsmörk......

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Half-Day Thorsmork Adventure | Highlands Buggy Ride

Join a highland adventure on this adrenaline-driven tour to Þórsmörk! You are in for a......

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2-Day Thorsmork Exploration

Explore a beautiful valley hidden between three glaciers in the barren Highlands of Iceland with......

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