Do you remember the Icelandic volcano that erupted in 2010 severely disrupting flight traffic in Europe and further afield? You might just remember that its name is almost unpronounceable. Well, that´s Eyjafjallajökull (give it a try: “ei-ya-fyat-LA-yer-kitle”). It´s a located basically in our backyard. We enjoy watching it from Midgard Base Camp.
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).
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!).
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!).
Book now and join a tour with a small group of fellow travelers or send us a request for a private day tour.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Midgard Base Camp, Dufþaksbraut 14, Hvolsvöllur (see google map) or free pick-up at nearby hotels in the Hella / Hvolsvöllur area.|
|DEPARTURE||The tour departs from Midgard Base Camp. Swing by a little early for a nice cup of coffee!
We can also pick you up at your accommodation in the area.
|DURATION||7 – 8 hours|
|MINIMUM AGE||5 years|
|GROUP SIZE||There is a minimum of 4 participants for this tour.In case of fewer bookings we will give you two choices: alternative trip or 100% refund. Maximum size 16 people.|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes and warm clothes according to this area’s weather forecast! Check out our packing lists on our FAQ page to make sure you have everything you need in your backpack.|
|Up on request||
Did you know that Midgard Adventure is also a travel agency? We will happily arrange your entire holiday for you. Contact us.
Do you need accommodation? Midgard Base Camp offers bunk beds and private rooms. It´s the ideal base camp for you adventure travel in South Iceland. Midgard Base Camp also has a restaurant, a bar and a café.