Askja Day Tour from Mývatn (or Húsavík) in small groups
An experience in the highlands is unforgettable. Instead of a private tour, you can join our small groups to Askja, this is open for everyone to join!
Askja Caldera – Víti Explosion Crater – Drekagil Gully – Glacier River – Europe’s Biggest Desert – Vatnajökull National Park
From lake Mývatn we drive road 1 towards the crater Hrossaborg, where we turn on road F88 (inland gravel road).
After a while, we cross the rivers Grafarlandaá and Lindá and have a break in the nature reserve Herðubreiðarlindir (close to mt. Herðubreið).
We head to Dyngjufjöll (circle of mountains where Askja is located). First is stop by the canyon Drekagil, and then the caldera Askja.
From the parking by Vikraborgir (craters), is a walk to the lake of Askja and the crater Víti. This is about 2,4 km one way.
Keep in mind
Please bring your food for the day and be ready for possible different weather. Better to have an extra sweater instead of missing one.
Askja is in approx. 1000 meters over sea level, so weather might be variable from the start to the end of the day. And the weather in the highlands can also change quite fast. We recommend you bring good shoes and warm and preferably water-/windproof clothes.
In early summer, the walk from the parking area to Askja lake and Víti (crater) might be on snow and therefore a bit more difficult than later in the season (approx. 2,4 km one way).
Askja – Join a small Group (1-4 pax)
Season: June 18th – September 15th
Departure: Mývatn (8:30 am) or Húsavík (8:00 am)
Tour duration: 11-12 hours.
Tour includes: Fully guided tour and transportation
Not included: food and drinks, personal insurance. As there are no restaurants in Askja area (or in this part of the highland), we highly recommend that people bring lunch package and water.