Iceland’s eruption in 2014 wasn’t all that easy to get to and true to from. I flew back from Akureyri only a matter of days before it began so wasn’t able to see it for myself. However, when we received an enquiry later in the year about a trip to see caves and volcanoes we were delighted to be able to hand-craft an itinerary which included a sightseeing flight from Akureyri over the eruption to see the Holuhraun lava fields, Bárðarbunga volcano and Askja Caldera.
We arranged a 4-day stay in Akureyri with a selection of tours including the sightseeing flight, all based on a flexible programme to allow for working around the weather so there would be the most opportunities possible to make the flight. As it happened the weather was very windy so our guests were able to take the other day tours on the windy days and finally managed the flight over the eruption on the morning of their departure to Reykjavik.
So it’s with many thanks to Marc and Marianne that we can provide some photographs of the wild and desolate Vatnajokull area, together with closer shots of this beautiful fissure eruption, and their feedback about the trip which says it all!
“The flight over the eruption was breathtaking and the definite highlight of the trip! The aircraft was a top wing model and they made sure everyone got a window seat and therefore had a good view.”
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