Fly over the Lakagígar the crater chain that erupted in 1783, ans was the largest discharge caused by volcanic activity ever to have been witnessed. For several months Iceland was enveloped in clouds of poisonous gases, killing about three quarters of Iceland´s livestock. The population also suffered severe famine. From Lakagígar you will fly over Landmannalaugar, the beautiful valley between the mountains, before returning back to Skaftafell.
On this tour passengers see glaciers, and the beautiful landscape north of Mýrdalsjökull. This tour will also take you over to the large glacier lake 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 where in 2011, 2004, 1998 & 1996.
This tour operated by Atlantsflug a DaytripFactory Partner.
Location / take off : Skaftafell airport (South East Iceland)
Duration approx. 75 min.
What to bring: Camera and good mood.
Tour operator: Atlantsflug a DaytripFactory Partner
The staff of Atlantsflug is experienced and has provided aviation related services to thousands of customers over the years, this being; aircraft charter, sightseeing flights, aerial photography, air ambulance services, air cargo transport as well as aircraft maintenance.
Atlantsflug offers aircrafts that have proven their excellence in Iceland for many years. Our flight operation is conducted under strict “EASA” regulations, known as “EU-Ops ” for aircraft operation, and “Part-145”, for aircraft maintenance, these regulations applies to all sectors of commercial aircraft operations in Europe. Our flights are carried out under; “Aircraft Operation Certificate” number IS.033, and maintenance under; “Part 145 Organization Approval” number “IS.145.011” issued by the Icelandic Civil Aviation Authorities.