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Askja Caldera Tour from Akureyri

Lunar Landscape & the Isolated Highland

This Askja Caldera tour is the perfect to experience the barren interior and the lunar-like landscapes of the Icelandic highlands. The Askja area is one of the main location where NASA trained their Apollo Astronauts before the first lunar landing.  Iconic landmarks such as Herðubreiðalindir Oasis and Drekagil Gully are visited and number of other off the map sights and places. We catch a glimpse of where the Icelandic outlaws lived in the middle ages when they’d 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.

The tour starts and ends with a transport from Akureyri to Lake Mývatn and during that drive we stop and visit the legendary Goðafoss Waterfall.

Be prepared!

  • Please note that we will be travelling to the Icelandic Highlands and that the weather can change unexpectedly . 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.

This tour is also available from Lake Mývatn

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Price from

34.900 ISK

Tour type

Day Tour Akureyri


  • Goðafoss Waterfall
  • Lake Mývatn area (Short Photo Stops)
  • Hrossaborg Volcano
  • Herðubreiðarlindir Oasis by Mt Herðubreið
  • Drekagil Gully
  • Askja Caldera
  • Víti Explosion Crater
  • Small Group Guarantee with up to 16 persons


June 15th- October 31st



Departure time



11 - 12 Hours


icon v Fully guided tour and Transportation


  • 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

Meeting point: Free hotel pick up

Minimum on tour: 2 adults or minimum rate

We recommend you bring

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

    Askja Caldera Tour from Akureyri

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