Grímsvötn Eruption Site - AF6

As close as you can get to the famous eruption site in Iceland

Iceland is known for numerous eruptions throughout the years. It is nothing like seeing it from above, you will see the formation that has occurred after the eruption in the best sight.

Duration: ~45-65 min

Available: All year

Difficulty: Easy

Minimum: 2 passengers

Tour Highlights:
  • Grimsvötn Eruption Site
  • Vatnajökull Ice Cap

Where to meet:

The tour is operated from Skaftafell Terminal – Tour Center. The best way to get there is to drive on road nr. 1 and turn off the road to the opposite side of Skaftafell National Park. GPS coordinates: 64°00’10.7″N 16°56’29.4″W


This tour is offered either

  • as a helicopter tour
  • a helicopter tour with one landing or
  • as an airplane tour.

The three versions have different prices. Please specify which option you prefer in checkout to see the correct price of the tour.

For further information: Contact Us

41 500 per adult

Youth (2-12): 31 125

Children (0-2): 0

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Tour description

This spectacular tour will take us to the famous Grímsvötn eruption site – an otherworldly landscape that is hauntingly beautiful. It is located on the southwestern side of the Vatnajökull Glacier, Europe’s largest ice cap and has the highest eruption rate of any of the volcanos in the land of fire and ice.

Most of Grímsvötn is hidden underneath the ice cap, meaning that the volcano’s sub-glacial eruptions involve phreatomagmatic explosive activity, thanks to the interaction of molten magma and glacial meltwater.

Grímsvötn remains very much active and erupted in 2011, 2004, 1998 and 1996 – ensuring that it provides a profound insight into the powerful volcanic forces that helped craft Iceland and our world.

If you want to see a place that marries volcanos and glaciers – truly encapsulating the land of fire and ice, then this spectacular tour is an absolute must.

Fantastic views over the glacier

Fantastic views over the glacier

Disclaimer: If the weather forecast is not looking promising at the time of the tour we: A) Try to change the time on the same day (e.g. go in the afternoon instead of the morning). B) Offer you to go on a different date (e.g. the day before or the day after). C) Try to change the location of the flight (e.g. go from Bakki airport instead of Reykjavík). If we are fully booked and can not offer options A, B or C then we always give a full refund!

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