Grímsvötn – Eruption Site – 2011, 2004, 1998, 1996
In this tour, we fly over the Grímsvötn eruption site. Grímsvötn is a basaltic volcano located at the northwestern side of Vatnajökull ice cap. It has the highest eruption frequency of all volcanoes in Iceland. Because most of the volcano lies underneath Vatnajökull, most of its eruptions have been subglacial and the interaction of magma and meltwater from the ice causes phreatomagmatic explosive activity. The most recent eruptions in Grímsvötn were in 2011, 2004, 1998 and 1996.
Min : 2 passengers
Approx. 45 minutes
Morning departure can be between 08:00 and 12:00
Afternoon departure can be between 12:00 and 17:00
Departure times are upon request
Note: we try to get the departure time as close to request as possible but it is not guaranteed.
Meeting point: Skaftafell Airport, 15 min before tour starts. Skaftafell is located 327km (203 miles) from Reykjavík. The nearest towns to Skaftafell are Kirkjubæjarklaustur, 69km to the west and Höfn, 130km to the east.
Atlantsflug has been in operation since 2004 and is the original flightseeing company in Skaftafell national park. Our private airstrip is located in the heart of Skaftafell national park just east of the junction to the park. Our 3 locations allow us easy access to the highlands and glaciers on the south coast, ensuring the best possible viewing opportunities for the amazing sights Iceland has to offer.
Atlantsflug is a small, family-owned operation. Jón, the owner and founder of Atlantsflug, started out flying over Skaftafell national park over 20 years ago. What started out as a passion for aviation, the outdoors, and adventure has turned into a career dedicated to flightseeing operations in Skaftafell.
Today we can offer 3 locations to departure from; Reykjavík, Bakki and Skaftafell. For over 20 years we have been offering sightseeing flights over the highlands of Iceland. You are more than welcome aboard.
Me and my friend got to do the 75-minute ultimate Sightseeing Flight from Skaftafell : Landmannalaugar, Vatnajökull Glacier and Grímsvötn Eruption Site. We were incredibly lucky to have sun from the beginning till the end of our trip. Do we recommend it? Yes, especially if you are around the area, and you have time, you should do this. You will remain simply mesmerized by the surroundings and you will get to see Iceland from a different perspective. Also, a big plus, the staff is really nice and helpful and that just makes the whole experience WOW. So, is it a big yes? Hell yeah!!!
Martijn VGreat flight
We (me, my wife and our three daughters 8, 5 and 2 yr) had a wonderful flight over the Vatnajökull. Great views and worth every dime.
Belen SStunning views!
We really enjoyed flying over Iceland. We had booked the tour “LANDMANNALAUGAR ABOVE” from Skaftafell but visibility wasn’t good enough in the area and we were offered to do the tour “THE LAGOON AND HIGHEST SUMMIT”. It was awsome!!!
AkkertrollAmazing scenery we wouldn't have otherwise seen
We took a 40 minute trip with this company yesterday from Skaftafell airport. Friendly service and knowledgable staff. Amazing views from the plane – gave us a new perspective of the landscape and the vastness of the National Park. Highly recommended! Listen carefully to the staff commentary whilst in the air as this could be easily missed due to the background noise.
Scott DMust do experience in Iceland!
One of the most amazing things I’ve done whilst I’ve been in Iceland. Scenic flight over Laki from Skaftafell was incredible. The views from the air were amazing. Staff and pilot were incredibly friendly and helpful, making this experience perfect. 100% recommend this to anyone who visits Skaftafell.
Anca Elena CSpectacular flight from Skaftafell !
My first sightseeing flight in Iceland was incredible. We were lucky to get the 75 minutes flight from Skaftafell, flying over spectacular icelandic landscape like Vatnajökull glacier, Landmannalaugar, Laki volcano crater.The view from the plane was breathtaking and the weather conditions were perfect.
The pilot and the entire team were lovely people, they drew a map with the flight for us and made us comfortable in the plane before take off.
I highly recommend this sightseeing flight from Skaftafell with Atlantsflug, It’s totally worth it.