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 Eyjafjallajokull (1651 m) is located at the borders of the South Icelandic highlands. It featured prominently in world ...

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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 (Thor's V...

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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 2...

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Skógafoss

  Skogafoss is one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls of the island with an astounding width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters...

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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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Skriðuklaustur

Skriduklaustur is a culture and learning institute in the valley of Fljotsdalur in East Iceland. It is a historical site and home to the Gunnar instit...

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Sólheimajökull

Solheimajokull is a beautiful outlet glacier of the Myrdalsjokull icecap. Solheimajokull is a rugged glacial tounge riddled with crevasses and specta...

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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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Seljalandsfoss

  Seljalandsfoss in the river Seljalandsa in South Iceland is one of the most sought waterfalls in the country. Seljalandsfoss has a narrow cas...

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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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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

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

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Sólheimasandur

Solheimasandur is a vast area of sand and gravel along the south coast of Iceland, between the cliffs of the interior and the modern shoreline. It was...

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Laugavegur hiking trail

The Laugavegur is one of the most popular hiking trails in Iceland. The scenery is breathtaking in its beauty and extremely varied, displaying example...

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Katla volcano

Katla (meaning “Kettle”) is one of Iceland's largest and most active volcanos. Situated in south Iceland, Katla is partially buried un...

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Katla

Katla is an active volcano situated under the glacier Myrdalsjokull in South Iceland. It is one of Iceland's most well known volcanoes. Katla...

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Bláfjöll

  The Blue Mountains are a beautiful mountain range of the tuff type, located around 20 km from Reykjavik, by the lava plateau of Hellisheidi. T...

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Tours near Gígjökull

Thorsmork Volcano Super Jeep & Hiking Tour

From Reykjavik head south towards Thorsmork Valley, better known as the valley of Thor in the......

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Thorsmork ( Þórsmörk ) Super Jeep Tour

Þórsmörk valley is an incredibly beautiful Mountain Ridge in the heart of South Iceland. It is......

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Airplane Tour Around Eyjafjallajökull and its Surroundings

Climb aboard for this flight-seeing adventure of a lifetime, soaring over the infamous......

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Þórsmörk ATV Tour

Step right up to a powerful ATV for this tour of Þórsmörk valley, ringed with mountains. This......

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9 hour Day Tour to Seljalandsfoss & Þórsmörk

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

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Private Tour to Thormork in a Super Jeep

Private tour to Thorsmork with a stop at the amazing Seljalandsfoss waterfall First stop is at......

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Thorsmork Highland Valley | Super Jeep Day Tour

Jump on this Super Jeep tour to explore one of the most spectacular places in all of Iceland;......

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South Coast and Eyjafjallajökull | Private Super Jeep tour w/Lunch

Experience Iceland’s uniqueness in one-day tour? We recomend the South coast with a short......

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Thorsmork (Þórsmörk) 3 days / 2 nights

Here is an opportunity to explore few of Iceland's most spectacular places, Golden circle,......

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Thorsmork (Þórsmörk) 2 days / 1 night

Two days in Þórsmörk ( Thorsmork ) is truly an experience you don't want to miss. We will go for......

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Þórsmörk & Eyjafjallajökull - Super jeep tour

We will be exploring the wonders of Eyjafjallajökull form above and below. This tour combines......

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Þorsmork Valley, Waterfalls and South Coast Glaciers

In this tour, we head to Þórsmörk, a magnificent valley which takes its name from the old God of......

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Thorsmork Superjeep Day Tour

Explore a valley hidden between three glaciers on this exhilarating super jeep tour to Þórsmörk.......

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Waterfalls, Glacier & Volcano - See the view from the top of Mt. Eyjafjallajökull

Heading from Reykjavík the tours first stop is at the edge of Mt. Hellisheiði, overlooking hot......

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