Askja Caldera Tour

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Duration14 hours
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DifficultyChallenging
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Pickup OptionFree Pickup

Enter the extraterrestrial in this daring adventure to Iceland's desolate Askja Caldera.

What to expect?

The lunar landscape

Transportation: Super Jeep

Operated: Summer and early fall

Experience the barren interior of Iceland, the lunar-like landscape where NASA trained Apollo astronauts and where the Icelandic outlaws lived in the middle ages. Not to mention the number of trolls, ghosts and other creatures in this area that have haunted travelers for centuries.

Please be ready at 6:15 am, pickup is from 6:15-6:30 am.

The tour starts with a scenic drive up to Lake Mývatn.

We drive east from Lake Mývatn up to the highlands where we stop at Herðubreiðarlindir Springs and more stunning places on our way up to Askja Caldera.

When we arrive to Dreki Gully outside of Askja we have a lunch break and short walks around that area before heading into Askja Caldera.

The hike to the Askja Lake, inside the caldera, is about half an hour each way and at the Lake we spend quite some time walking around the area and enjoying the dramatic but beautiful landscape.

After a quick stop at Dreki Gully after the hike we start our drive back to Lake Mývatn with a short stop or two on the way back. At lake Mývatn it´s possible to grab some refreshments at a local restaurant or a grocery store before heading back to Akureyri.

Highlights: Godafoss Waterfall - Lake Myvatn area (Short Photo Stops) - Hrossaborg Volcano - Herdubreidarlindir Oasis by Mt Herdubreid - Drekagil Gully - Askja Caldera - Viti Explosion Crater - Small Group Guarantee up to 16 persons

What is included?

Fully guided tour and Transportation

What do I need to bring?

- Lunch pack- Water- Good shoes- Warm clothes- Sunglasses

Additional Information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: No fee if cancelled 999 days or more before event.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.
  • Available June 15th- October 31st
  • Departure time 06:30
  • Please be ready at 06:15 / Pickup time is 06:15-06:30

Duration 11 - 13 Hours

Meeting Point

  • Free pick-up at Akureyri hotels and guesthouses

$298