The Vatnajökull National Park is one of Iceland's natural treasures and a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of its greatest wonders is the awe-inspiring Laki Crater Chain. Don't take our word for it. Let us show you.
Witness Iceland's largest volcanic crater chain from above, the only way you can really see its true size, on this 40 minute air tour from Skaftafell Terminal.
On arrival at Skaftafell Terminal please check in at our reception. There you will meet with your pilot that will go over the flight route and perform a safety briefing before heading out to the aircraft. Once in the air, we fly west of Vatnajökull National Park over the vast ice sheet of Skeiðarárjökull, one of many outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull, Europe‘s largest glacier, on the way over to Lakagígar crater chain, a massive row of volcanic craters spreading as long as the eye can see. We firmly believe that flying over the Laki Craters is the only way to truly appreciate their staggering scale.
The craters were formed in one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in recorded history all the way back in 1783, which caused widespread famine in Iceland and even other parts of the world. Today we can enjoy them in peace as the geographical wonders they are, and they have been a fan favorite in our range of flightseeing tours for many years. Our experienced pilots will offer expert guidance and trivia along the way, to make sure you learn something new while you take in the amazing view.
On the way back we will take you over Súlutindar peaks, an interesting glacier-sculpted formation on the west side of Skeiðarárjökull. We carry on southeast along the edge of Skeiðarárjökull where you will get a panoramic view of its massive size. This, of course, is not an exhaustive list of things you get to see but should give you a rough idea of some of the main attractions.
Upon landing back at Skaftafell Terminal, we hope you got the chance to snap some nice photos and get a glimpse of the magical and diverse landscapes the Icelandic highlands have to offer.
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