Lakagígar is a volcanic fissure, situated in the south of Iceland. Lakagígar is a row of about 130 craters, which were formed during 1783-1784 in one of the world's largest mixed eruptions in recorded history.
Lakagígar is part of the Grímsvötn volcano, which is situated under the ice cap of Vatnajökull.
Iceland 1970, Lakagígar.
Iceland 1983, Lakagígar.
Iceland 2015, Eldhraun lava field.
The stamp was issued in the series "Tourist stamps IV".
The Eldhraun lava flow is the result of a catastrophic volcanic eruption of Laki that took place between the 8th of June 1783 and February 1784. It has a thiskness of about 12 metres and its area is about 565 square kilometres. It is now covered in deep wolly fringe moss and considered among the biggest and most poisonous eruptions of the earth during historical times.