LAKAGIGAR VOLCANO AND LAVA TOUR
BY SECRET ICELAND
Book Lakagigar Volcano Expedition
Duration 8 hours. Departure from Kirkjubæjarklaustur
Join the full day tour to Lakagigar Craters in Vatnajokull National Park. You will travel on a Super Jeep specially modified in Iceland to be able to deal with the tough surroundings in the highlands and on glaciers. The main focus is on individuals on these guided small-group tours with a maximum of 11 passengers.
LIVESTREAM FROM THE ERUPTION IN GELDINGADALIR
Just over 200 years ago an Icelandic volcano erupted with catastrophic consequences for weather, agriculture and transport across the northern hemisphere. The Lakagígar row of craters stretches about 25 kilometers and the lava field of Skaftáreldahraun is thought to be around 565 km2 and 12 km3. This is believed to be among the most amount of lava that has flowed on earth in historical times.
The eruption is now thought to have disrupted the Asian monsoon cycle, prompting famine in Egypt. Environmental historians have also pointed to the disruption caused to the economies of northern Europe, where food poverty was a major factor in the build-up to the French revolution of 1789.
Lakagigar (Laki Craters) are a part of Vatnajökull National Park. In 2018, Vatnajökull National Park was nominated for inclusion in the World Heritage List. The nomination is currently being reviewed by UNESCO.
You will travel in a specially modified huge super jeep with experienced local guides.
Super Jeep is a four-wheel drive, all-terrain vehicles equipped with massive suspension systems and tires ranging from 38″ to 46″ size. Besides using enormous tires, these vehicles have reshaped bodies to house the larger wheels, extended suspension, and a special lift kit to increase the ride height.
WHY TRAVEL WITH US
Iceland is full of beautiful places that people love to see. Many of them are well known and easy to access which also means that most of them are crowded of people. That sometimes makes the experience not as good as it could be.
We focus on secret places out of sight and most of them are not accessible by normal vehicles and Lakagigar just happen to be in our back yard and not accessible by normal cars.
Our father Ísleifur Guðmannsson and our uncle Reynir Ragnarsson made the road to Lakagigar around 1965. it´s a rough track and our Super Jeep is just the right vehicle to get there. A muscular built up 4×4, modified in Iceland to be able to deal with the tough surroundings in the highlands and on glaciers.
Secret Iceland is a licensed tour operator, authorised by the Icelandic Tourist Board since 2010. Owners of Secret Iceland are the brothers Guðmann Ísleifsson and Trausti Ísleifsson. They are highly experienced and certified local guides with more than 25 years of experience in travelling around the Icelandic highland by super jeep in wintertime as well as in summer.
We promise you both informative and colourful explanations about the history and geology of the area and we will make sure this is a day well spent.
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If you have any questions or comments then please don’t hesitate to send us a message and we will do our best to accommodate you.