During this Askja super jeep excursion, we visit this lunar-like terrain that was one of NASA location in Iceland where Apollo Astronauts were 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 itself are visited as well as other off-the-map sights and places.
During the middle ages banished outlaws were sent as punishment into this harsh wilderness and today we might still 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.
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.
Iceland´s youngest lava fields sit on a floodplain 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.
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 that you to bring good shoes and warm and preferably water-/windproof clothes and plenty of food for energy
And of course we offer a 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
Fully guided tour
Super Jeep Transport
Meeting point: By Icelandair Hotel Reynihlíð by Lake Mývatn
Pickup: Starts 15 minutes before departure