Laki Craters & Surroundings Helicopter Tour – Skaftafell

Laki Craters & Surroundings
Laki Craters & Surroundings
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Tour description

We’ll head west of Vatnajökull National Park, soaring over the expansive ice sheet of Skeiðarárjökull, one of the many outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. Our destination: the Lakagígar crater chain—a massive row of volcanic craters that stretch as far as the eye can see. We believe that flying over the Laki Craters is the best way to truly grasp their staggering scale.

These craters were formed during one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history back in 1783, which caused widespread famine in Iceland and beyond. Today, we admire them as remarkable geographical wonders, cherished on our flightseeing tours for their awe-inspiring views. Throughout the journey, our experienced pilots will provide expert guidance and share intriguing facts to enhance your appreciation of the scenery.

On our return journey, we’ll pass over the Súlutindar peaks—an intriguing formation sculpted by glaciers on the west side of Skeiðarárjökull. Continuing southeast along the edge of Skeiðarárjökull, you’ll enjoy a panoramic view of its immense size.

While this description captures some of the main highlights, there’s much more to see and experience on this extraordinary flight over Iceland’s dramatic landscapes.

What's Included

  • 65 minute pilot-guided helicopter tour
  • Free parking at Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center
  • Great view for all passengers

Good to know

  • Please note that this is a helicopter tour with a 4 person minimum passenger requirement for this tour to take place. You can still go ahead and book the tour if you are fewer, and we will do our best to combine you with other bookings.

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

We’ll fly west over Vatnajökull National Park, admiring Skeiðarárjökull’s vast ice sheet, an outlet glacier of Europe’s largest glacier, before reaching the Lakagígar crater chain formed during a significant 1783 eruption, offering unparalleled aerial views. Throughout the tour, our skilled pilots provide expert commentary, enriching your experience with insights into Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes, including the Súlutindar peaks and the impressive scale of Skeiðarárjökull on our return journey.

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