MEET OUR FAMOUS VOLCANO
In our Eyjafjallajökull winter tour we have several options, depending on weather and snow conditions.
In all options, we explore the area around the volcano Eyjafjallajökull (and its icecap and outlet glacier Gígjökull), the now very famous volcano that erupted in 2010, severely disrupting flight traffic in Europe and further afield.
In one option we cross the unbridged rivers on our way to Gígjökull, an outlet glacier of Eyjafjallajökull, where a flood from the eruption came down, dramatically changing the landscape (an entire lake disappeared!). A film about the eruption, shown at Þorvaldseyri Farm, and based on the farming family’s experiences and feelings, is also very well worth incorporating to this trip.
If the conditions are right we actually drive onto the glacier to get to the top crater. In good weather the scenery from the top is spectacular with a view over the inland of Iceland, the surrounding glaciers, the black beaches and the Westmann Islands (as well as, of course, a look into the vast crater from which over 500 tonnes of ash per second were at one time being ejected!).
- Pick-up and drop-off in Hvolsvöllur and surrounding areas
- Super jeep driver guide
- Several options depending on weather and snow conditions
- Seljalandsfoss waterfall
- Eyjafjallajökull volcano view
- You can request for a private tour (most popular)
- This tour can be combined with most of our other tours and activities
*Children up to 12 years of age get 30% discount