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Askja Caldera from Lake Mývatn

FromISK 24,900
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8-9 Hours
Availability : June 15th - October 15th
Lake Mývatn/hotel
Askja Caldera
Min Age : 3+
Tour Details

Askja caldera is in a very remote area in the central Icelandic highlands. It is one of the biggest volcanoes in Iceland and has a history of catastrophic eruptions through the ages. The Askja area is one of the primary locations where NASA trained its Apollo Astronauts before the Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969. Inside the caldera, you will enjoy a breathtaking view over Öskjuvatn Lake, the deepest lake in Iceland.

The drive up to Askja is scenic, and the rough gravel roads and tracks take us through dramatic lava fields and black sand deserts. This Askja Caldera tour is perfect for experiencing the barren interior and the lunar-like landscape of the Icelandic highlands.

Iconic landmarks such as Herðubreiðalindir Oasis and Drekagil Gully are visited and several other off the map sights and places. We catch a glimpse of where Icelandic outlaws lived in the middle ages when they had been banished. We might also be able to spot trolls, ghosts, and other creatures that are said to live in the area and have haunted travelers for centuries.

Departure & Return Location

Lake Mývatn Information Centre or free hotel pick up

Departure Time

Please be ready at 07:30
Pickup time is 07:30-08:00

Price Includes

  • Small group guarantee
  • Tour Guide
  • All transportation in destination location

Important information

  • Reservation is necessary
  • During the tour we break for refreshments at a café. The stop is quite late on the tour and we therefore recommend a pre-packed lunch
  • Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancel the tour

What to bring

  • Good walking shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Water bottle
  • Pre-packed lunch
  • Swimsuit and Towel

Please be ready at 7:30 am, pickup is from 7:30-8:00 am.

We drive east from Lake Mývatn up to the highlands where we stop at Herðubreiðarlindir Springs and more stunning places on our way up to Askja Caldera.

When we arrive at Dreki Gully outside of Askja, we have a lunch break and short walks around that area before heading into Askja Caldera.

The hike to the Askja Lake, inside the caldera, is about half an hour each way, and at the lake, we spend quite some time walking around the area and enjoying the dramatic but beautiful landscape.

After a quick stop at Dreki Gully after the hike, we start our drive back to Lake Mývatn with a short stop or two on the way back.

  • Hrossaborg Volcano
  • Herdubreidarlindir Oasis by Mt Herdubreid
  • Drekagil Gully
  • Askja Caldera
  • Viti Explosion Crater
  • Small Group Guarantee - max 16 pers.


*Please note:

  • Please note that we will be travelling to the Icelandic Highlands and that the weather can change unexpectedly. The weather up in Askja can be very different from the weather closer to the coast and colder. Because of it’s high altitude there can be snow on our hiking route well into the summer.  Please be prepared for that and dress accordingly. Bring waterproof clothing and layers of woolen or fleece sweaters and under garments.
  • There are no shops in the Icelandic Highlands, please bring lunch and snacks.


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