Lakagígar, a 40 km long row of craters, from the river Skaftá up onto the Vatnajökull glacier. More than 100 craters, some as high as 100 m, now mostly moss–grown. An eruption started in the craters west of Laki in June 1783 and continued there in July, but moved to the eastern craters in the end of July and continued there into the autumn. Source of the Skaftáreldar lava field. Lakagígar are a part of Skaftafell National Park. The area contains some of the world’s most remarkable geological formations while the plant and animal life is also of special interest. Because the area is very sensitive to encroachment, the aim of the conservation order is to preserve this unique and extremely sensitive area for future generations.