Askja and Vatnajokull – Airplane Tour - MF03
One of our most popular tours!
Askja stratovolcano is an amazing place which looks as though it emerged from the end of the world! You will see amazingly blue lakes nestled within the craters of fascinating volcanoes in one of the most desolate places on the planet. You are assured of a trip you will never forget.
51 000 ISK per adult
Children (3-12): 50% off
Infants (0-3): Free (one per adult)
Duration: 1 hr 30 min
Minimum: 2 persons
Meet: Myvatn airport (Map)
Available: May 15 - Sep 20
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes.
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We fly from Lake Mývatn and its surroundings, over Ódáðahraun (the largest continuous lava field in Iceland) towards the stratovolcano, Askja, situated in the central highlands of Iceland and reaching the height of 4954 ft (1510 m.). We make a circle over the caldera and fly from there to the Kverkfjoll Mountains, here you will be able to observe the striking contrasts between thermal heat and glaciers.
The glacier in question, Vatnajokull, is the largest glacier in Europe. On a clear day, one can see right across it to the south all the way to Iceland's highest mountain, Oraefajokull.
Flying back we pass over Mount Herdubreid (often referred to as the Queen of Iceland's mountains) before flying back to Lake Myvatn, over Mount Hverfjall, Mount Namafjall and Krafla prior to returning to the airport.
This tour provides excellent material for photography!