A Hawaiian-type volcanic eruption started from a fissure Aug 31, 2014 and ended Feb 27, just 10 km north of glacier Vatnajökull in Iceland. The magma source belongs to the depths of central volcano Bardarbunga, one of the largest on earth.
Duration: 3 days
Minimum: 4 persons
Included: Pick up & drop off, transport in a super jeep, sleeping bag accommodation in a mountain lodge (sleeping bag included) and meals.
Meals included: Dinner on day 1 and 2, breakfast on day 2 and 3 and lunch on day 2.
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes, bathing suit, towel, and hiking shoes.
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Accomodation in mountain lodge
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The new lava field was formed during the 6-month eruption and has become 85 square km and 1.4 cubic km, which makes it the largest lava field formed on earth since Eldhraun, south-west of Vatnajokull, in 1783-1784. Its highest elevation is 70 m.
This new lava field is named Nornahraun (Witch Lava Field) and the larger crater is named Baugur (Ring).
This tour takes you to this immense and still warm lava field, which is truly a new creation on Earth. We will hike around the largest crater, explore the area and search for lava tubes.
Day 1: Landmannalaugar
On our first day we will explore the geothermal and hiking area of Landmannalaugar, with its colorful mountains. We'll have the chance to bathe in the natural thermal pool before we continue into the highlands of Sprengisandur. We'll be accommodated in a mountain hut in Nyidalur.
Day 2: Holuhraun Eruption Site
Today is a volcano day. The Icelandic nature is full of surprises, and this tour is all about them. There are "old" and brand new craters on our route. The imposing craters of Askja and Víti are on our route.
The forces of nature have been redecorating the area during the winter. This is a new surface for our old planet. We will feel like Mars explorers as we drive around and discover the new grounds.
Day 3: Golden Cicle
We travel back to Reykjavik with stops at great scenic sites, both in the highland and on the lowland. On a good day we can savour the sight of having glaciers all around us and the view to the central volcano Bardarbunga.
Among the stops we take are the canyon of Bruarhlod with its staggering rock formation in the glacial waters and the impressive Gullfoss waterfall. The canyon of Brúarhlöð and Gullfoss was created at the end of the Ice Age by catastrophic flood waves and is lengthened by 25 cm a year by the constant erosion.
Geysir geothermal field and Thingvellir National Park will be the icing on the cake of this exciting tour.
We reach Reykjavik late in the evening.