Askja classic # 1

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Tour to Askja caldera and Herðubreiðarlindir. 

Our most popular tour! Take a day to explore the untouched nature of the central highlands. Travelling through surreal landscape, crossing unbridged rivers and hiking into the beautiful Askja caldera is a must when in Iceland!

We have been running this tour since 1980 and it always classic and popular one to take.

Tour description to Askja: 

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

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, freshwater rivers, natural springs and magnificent mountains. During these breaks 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 easy walk from the parking space to Askja lake and the Víti crater, where you can go for a swim if the conditions are good. After a short stop in Drekagil, 8km from Askja, we drive directly back to Reykjahlíð village.

The meeting point for the Askja tour is in the village Reykjahlíð by Kjörbúðin supermarket next to information center. You have to be there at 7:45 am because the bus leaves at 8am. The tour is approximately 11-12 hours so we are back to Reykjahlíð at 7 or 8pm.

Please bring for Askja tour:
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, it is quite steep to go down to the lake. The water is between 20°C-30°C hot.
4) Notice that you may have to walk in snow from the parking place in Askja to the Lake Askja, so it is best to have good shoes.

 

If you are looking for one way ticket to Askja/Dreki or Herðubreiðarlindir then please contact us through email myvatntours@gmail.com, contact us botton or phone 00354-464-1920