Grímsvötn - eruption site - 2011, 2004, 1998, 1996

The lakes of Vatnajökull

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 where in 2011, 2004, 1998 and 1996.

Season:
1. May – 30. Sept.
and upon request during off season
Duration:
Approx. 45 minutes
Note:
Minimum 2 passengers required.
Departures:
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

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