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Askja Super Jeep

The Icelandic Highlands & Holuhraun Lava Fields

On this Askja Super Jeep excursions we travel from Lake Mývatn and into Iceland´s most remote highland. We drive mud trails surrounded by untouched wilderness and geological wonders.

During this Askja super jeep excursions we visit this lunar-like terrain that was one of NASA location in Iceland where Apollo Astronauts where trained before the first lunar landing.  Iconic landmarks such as Glacial River Jökulsá á Fjöllum, Herðubreiðalindir Oasis,  Drekagil Gully, Víti explosion as well as Askja Caldera it self are visited as well as other off the map sights and places.

During the middle ages banished outlaws where sent as punishment into this harsh wilderness and still to day we might be able to spot their ghosts or even trolls and other creatures that are said to live in the area and have haunted travelers for centuries.

You will get the genuine nature experience that your local tour guide will combine with knowledge of geology, biology, history and tails of all sorts.

Hiking in the Icelandic Highland

During the tour we hike for 2x 35-40 minutes (2.4 km one way) to Víti Explosion Crater and the difficulty level can be easy to moderate, depending on snow level and weather conditions.

Holuhraun Lava Field during Askja Super Jeep tour

Iceland´s youngest lava fields sits on a floodplains between Vatnajökull Glacier and the Askja caldera Mountain Range. It erupted in 2014 and 2015 and we will have an opportunity to explore this amazing new world of roughly formed lava.  We take our time to explore and short walks into the lava.

Refreshing Highland Weather

We travel into approx 1000 meters over sea level so weather might be variable from the start to the end of the day. We recommend for you to brings good shoes and warm and preferably water-/windproof clothes and plenty of food for energy

Askja Super Jeep is also available as a PRIVATE TOUR

And off course we offer number of other tours that will take you to ASKJA CALDERA

Saga Travel sister company in Reykjavík, GeoIceland offers great day tours from the capital city

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Price from

34.900 ISK

Tour type

Day Tour Lake Mývatn

Highlights

  • Super Jeep Transport
  • Crossing Rivers & trailing gravel trails
  • Hrossaborg Volcano
  • Grafarlandaá and Lindá spring rivers
  • Herðubreiðarlindir Oasis by Mt Herðubreið
  • Drekagil Gully
  • Askja Caldera
  • Víti Explosion Crater
  • Hike to & from Víti (2x 2.4 km)

Available

June 12th - October 15th

Departure

Daily

Departure time

08:00

Duration

12-13 hours

Included

icon v Fully guided tour
icon v Super Jeep Transport
icon x Any refreshments
icon x No food can be bought during the tour but is available as extra upon booking

Note

  • The tour includes a fair amount of hiking so warm clothes and good shoes are recommended
  • Due to weather or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation
  • Reservation is necessary

Meeting point: By Icelandair Hotel Reynihlíð by Lake Mývatn
Pickup: Starts 15 minutes before departure

Minimum on tour: 2 adults or minimum rate

We recommend you bring

  • Lunch pack is a must
  • Water
  • Good shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses

    Askja Super Jeep

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