Departure from Skaftafell at 08:00 and from Kirkjubaejarklaustur at 09:00. The Laki crater is a spectacular natural phenomenon and only accessible by 4×4 vehicles. Laki’s eruptions in 1783 are considered one of the the worst natural disasters in history, reshaping the landscape of Iceland, by spewing out 30 billion tons of lava, and gases which caused the “haze famine” that killed thousands of Icelanders, and most of its horses! The 25-kilometer long volcanic fissure with some 100-crater cones erupted in the year 1783. The resultant mass of emitted lava is considered to be the largest ever in historical times or about 565 sq.km / 12 cu.km. Most of the craters stand 20 – 50 meters tall, the highest rising up to 100 meters over the surroundings. The material is black and red scoria and lava-splatters; some are even made of solid lava. Ideal area for hiking lovers with a 3-3,5 hour stop, offering enough time to explore the surroundings. Departure from Laki is at 16:00 hours.
Please note: No shops in the area, provisions must be brought along for the tour.
Please note: Schedule according to road and weather conditions.
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Book one line: Klaustur-Laki-Klaustur