Vatnajökull Fire and Ice

We will start by flying over the Hoffell area and farmland which are a part of Vatnajökull National park. There you will also see Hofellsjökull (glacier) that formed as an outlet of flowing water from Vatnajökull. The area is characterised by the glacier and gabro rock, which originally formed deep in the earth´s crust but is now visible because of uplift of the area and glacial erosion. Then we will fly over Vatnajökull (Glacier) and take in it´s beauty while we head on to Grímsvötn. Grímsvötn is a volcano located at the northwestern side of the Vatnajökull ice-cap. Grímsvötn is a basasltic volcano which has the highest eruption frequency of all the volcanos in Iceland. On May 21, 2011 an eruption began which resultet in the cancellation of over 900 flights in Iceland, Germany, United Kingdom, Norway and Ireland. Next we will see Bárðarbunga. Bárðarbunga is a subglacial stratovolcano located under the ice-cap of Vatnajökull and is the second highest mountain in Iceland. The volcano is covered in ice to a depth of 850 m, hiding the glacier -filled crater. The associated volcanic system and fissure swarm is about 190 km long and 25 km wide. On our way back to Höfn we will see Langisjór which is a lake in the Highlands of Iceland and is about 20 km long and up to 2 km wide. Our flight will then take us over Skaftafell National Park which is a part of Vatnajökull National Park. The landscape there has formed over thousands of years of volcanic eruptions and ice- water. The scenery is full of stark contrasts and it is a beautiful place to hike. The climate there is mild and the highest point is the peak of Hvannadalshnúkur which is Iceland´s highest mountain and very popular to climb but you need an experienced mountain guide to do that. Before we reach Höfn we will also see Jökulsárlón or the Glacier lagoon. Jökulsárlón is a still lagoon with blue water which is dotted with icebergs from the surrounding Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier. The Glacier Lagoon flows through a short waterway into the Atlantic Ocean, leaving chunks of ice on a black sand beach. In winter, the fish-filled lagoon hosts hundreds of seals. 


Duration approximately 1:35

ISK 240.600.- per tour *includes 3 passengers*
ISK 80.200.- per passenger

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