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12 Hours | Private
from 175.000 ISK

Askja

Highland tour

Tour description

We depart from Akureyri following route number 1 through Mývatn area to Hrossaborg crater before taking the mountain road F88 Crossing Rivers & trailing gravel trails to Herðubreiðalindir – a beautiful green oasis situated in the midst of a barren volcanic landscape.

This is also the place where Fjalla-Eyvindur – Iceland´s most famous outlaw – took shelter in the winter of 1774-1775. From Herðubreiðalindir we continue our journey to Askja, crossing through the lunar-like landscapes where NASA trained their astronauts in preparation for the Apollo moon landings.

Upon arrival at Askja, we park at the Vikraborgir craters which erupted in 1961. From there we walk the trail (2.4 km) to Askja lake and Viti, a smaller lake that has formed inside a crater. Visiting Askja is an amazing and unforgettable experience. It is quite simply one of the most breathtaking sights in the whole of Iceland. If you are feeling adventurous you can bathe in the warm waters of the Víti crater (don’t forget to bring your towel).

In the mountains that surround Askja lies Drekagil – the Canyon of the Dragons, and that´s where we head to next. Drekagil contains some strange yet intriguingly beautiful rock formations.

after Drekagil we drive back to Akureyri.

Highlights

Vikraborgir crater
Viti crater
Askja caldera

Drekagil 

Holuhraun desert

Amazing landscapes 

Included

Transportation Private

Pick up upon request

Guide - English

Not Included

Meals and Beverages 

Warm clothes, Good hiking shoes, Gloves, Water bottle and it´s good to bring also some lunch pack and if you want to bath don't forget about towel and bathing suite.

This tour depends on weather and road conditions, changes to the itinerary might happen with short notice.