Laki Craters

Laki craters are a volcanic fissure. It is part of a volcanic system that lies between Mýrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull glaciers. This system erupted over 8 months during 1783-84 which led to famine whereas the enormous poisonous clouds killed over 50% of Iceland’s livestock population. This eruption and its aftermath is believed to have killed over six million people globally due to temperature drops which caused crop failures in Europe and led to famine worldwide.