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Tour Operator: Mývatn Tours 12 hours Travel method:   Jeep / 4x4 Region / Starts from: North

Askja classic

Askja tour

Askja tour is one of the top 10 to see in Iceland. We have been running this tour for 40 years now and it is amazing place to see when you are in Iceland. We bring you to Askja in our 4x4 bus. You sit high up, lot of space for your feet, and your belonging. We have good drivers so you can relax and listen to the guide while he tells you about the area that we are driving through.

We are a day tour operation that takes people up to the highlands of Iceland where Askja caldera and crater Víti lies. We will go through the nature reserve area of Herðubreiðarlindir too. This tour provides scenes of unforgettable Icelandic nature and geology. We offer trips with 4x4 buses because we go through ruff lava field and rivers. In the highlands you will see lunar landscape, glacier rivers, deepest lake in Iceland, sand, lava, mountains, crater and lot more. You will go home with unforgettable memories of landscape and knowledge. In Víti you can take a bathe in the nature in middle of Iceland, that is 1100m above sea level.

Askja is in the middle of the lcelandic highlands and it takes approximately 3 to 4 hours to drive there. Our trip starts and ends in the village Reykjahlið in the Lake Mývatn area. Time of departure is 8am and we are back around 7 or 8pm.

On the way up to Askja we stop a few times to have a closer look at the amazing landscape and geological wonders, such as lava fields, glacial rivers, fresh warer rivers, natural springs and magnificent mountains. During these break the passengers also have time to sit down for a while inside a hut or outside in the grass and have a bite to eat, but there are no cafés or restaurants on the way. When the bus arrives at the parking space in Askja around 12am-1pm, our passengers get 2-2,5 hours free time. There is an approximately 35 min esay walk from the parking space to Askja lake and the Víti crater, where you can go to a swim if the conditions are good. After a short stop in Drekagil, 8km from Askja, we drive directly back to Reykjahlíð village.  



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+30 days - No charge
30 days-7 days - 5% of total reservation value
7 days-2 days - 30% of total reservation value
<2 days - 100% of total reservation value
What is included

Guided tour in 4x4 bus.

Meeting point
Meeting point is at our home in Arnarnes, road nr. 848. 2 km south of Reykjahlíð village
Important information

1) Warm clothes and good shoes, since the weather in the highlands is unpredictable and can change suddenly.


2) Food for the day. There are no supermarkets or restaurants on the way.


3) Towels so you can take a bath in the crater Víti if the conditions are good.


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