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Askja Classic Mini Bus

Enjoy the Icelandic Highland

The Askja Classic Mini Bus tour is an  affordable way to visit Askja Caldera and the isolated Icelandic Highland. There the rough terrain, wide spaces, geology and natural freshwater springs seem as from another planet.


The tour is operated on a 4×4 mini bus with maximum 15 passengers per vehicle.

The route

From the lake Mývatn we take road 1 towards the crater Hrossaborg, where we turn on road F88 (gravel road).

We across the rivers Grafarlandaá and Lindá and make a stop in the nature reserve Herðubreiðarlindir (nearby mt. Herðubreið).

We head to Dyngjufjöll, where the main attractions are the canyon Drekagil and Askja Caldera.

From the parking by Vikraborgir (craters), we take a walk to the lake of Askja and the crater Víti. This is about 2,4 km one way.

Keep in mind

Bring 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 that travellers brings good shoes and warm and preferably water-/windproof clothes.

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Price from

32.900 ISK

Tour type

Day Tour Akureyri


  • Goðafoss Waterfall
  • Lake Mývatn area (Short Photo Stops)
  • Herðubreiðarlindir Oasis by Mt Herðubreið
  • Drekagil Gully
  • Askja Caldera
  • Víti Explosion Crater


July - August



Departure time



14 Hours


icon v Fully guided tour

icon v Mini Bus Transport or a similar vehicle (4×4 Mini Bus for 15 passengers)


  • The tour includes a fair amount of walking so warm clothes and good shoes are recommended
  • Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancel the tour
  • During the tour we break for refreshments at a café, the stop is quite late on the tour. We therefore recommend a pre-packed lunch
  • Reservation is necessary

Pickup: Pickup starts 15 minutes before tour. Pickup is available in Akureyri and en route to Lake Mývatn

We recommend you bring

  • Lunch pack
  • Water
  • Good shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses

    Askja Classic Mini Bus

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