Discover the lunar landscape of the mountains in North Iceland
You can choose whether you want to start the Askja tour from Akureyri or Mývatn.
From Akureyri: 45.000 ISK per person
From Mývatn: 38.000 ISK per person
Children (0-12): 50% discount
Available: every day, from June 12th to September 15th
Departure: at 6:30 (other departure times can be arranged)
Minimum: 2 adults
Duration: 11-13 hours (from Mývatn), 13-15 hours (from Akureyri)
Included: transportation and guide
Pick up: hotel or airport pick-up can be arranged
Note: the tour includes a fair amount of walking so warm clothes and good shoes are recommended.
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.
We go straight to the highlands and drive across vast stretches of sand and fields of lava on a rugged mountain track towards Mt. Herðubreið, Iceland's national mountain. A short stop is made at Herðubreiðarlindir, an oasis in the desert.
The Drekagil gully is explored before driving into the Askja caldera where we park next to craters from the 1961 eruption. From there we walk to Lake Askja and Víti, an explosion crater formed in 1875. The more adventurous people have the opportunity to take a bath in the crater pond (don't forget a towel). On the way back we can enjoy a stop at "Mountain Café" in Möðrudalur, the most remote settlement in Iceland.
Optional stop at the Mývatn Nature Baths can be arranged.