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Private Askja Caldera Tour from Akureyri

Enter the Silence of the Highlands

Private Askja Caldera Tour from Akureyri is an adventure like no other in Iceland. Your escape to the isolated mountains of Iceland, your retreat in a busy and noisy world. Entering the Highlands of Iceland brings a feeling like no other, hard to fathom  with words. You need to be here…

This is the perfect tour to experience the barren interior of Iceland and the lunar-like landscape of the Highlands. This is the location where NASA trained the Apollo Astronauts before the first lunar landing. Iconic landmarks such as Herðubreiðalindir Oasis, Drekagil Gully and Holuhraun Lava Field will also be visited. 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, and on the route between Lake Mývatn and Akureyri we stop and visit legendary Goðafoss Waterfall.

This tour is also available from Lake Mývatn

Private Tour Information

  • Price of all private tours is for a vehicle and a guide
  • The vehicle is for up to 4 passengers. If you are travelling with a group of 5 persons or more, you can contact our sales team for a quote. Email sagatravel@sagatravel.is or telephone +354 558-8888

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Price from

20.900 ISK per person

Tour type

Private Tour


  • Goðafoss Waterfall
  • Lake Mývatn area (Short Photo Stops)
  • Hrossaborg Volcano
  • Herðubreiðarlindir Oasis by Mt Herðubreið
  • Drekagil Gully
  • Askja Caldera
  • Víti Explosion Crater
  • Holuhraun 2015 Lava Fields


June 15th - October 15th


Upon Request

Departure time



13-16 Hours


v Fully guided private tour with a local expert

v Transportation in a Super Jeep


  • 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

Vehicle information: Our 4×4 Truck is a 11 passenger Mercedes Sprinter on 35″ tires, or a similar vehicle

We recommend you bring

  • Lunch pack
  • Water bottle
  • Good walking shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

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