Askja Caldera Tour

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Duration9 hours
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DifficultyModerate
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Pickup OptionFree Pickup

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

What to expect?

Highlights: Herðubreiðarlindir - Askja caldera - Víti explosion crater

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 7:30 am, pickup is from 7:30-8:00 am.

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.

Highlights:

  • 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
    • Transport

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 08:00
  • Please be ready at 07:30 / Pickup time is 07:30-08:00

Duration 8-9 Hours

Meeting Point

  • Pickup in Akureyri

$213