Laki Craters and Surroundings Helicopter Tour from Skaftafell
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.
- 65 minute pilot-guided helicopter tour
- One landing
- Free parking at Skaftafell Terminal - Tour Center
- Great view for all passengers
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.