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3 Day Iceland Highland Extreme

Visit Kjölur, The Diamond Circle and Askja on an Unique Outback Excursion

This short break is designed for the adventurous nature lover where some of the Highlands most unique locations are visited. The tour starts with a pickup in Reykjavík and then we embark on a journey across the Icelandic Highland, via the old mountain route Kjölur. On arrival to Akureyri you check in to your accommodation. Askja Caldera is on the schedule for the following day, a long tour who ends in Lake Mývatn. The last day is a  relaxing “slow travel” tour of the beautiful Diamond Circle. After the full day tour you fly back to Reykjavík from Akureyri on short 40 min flight across the highland, and remember to ask for a window seat, the view is spectacular.


3 Day Highlights of the Highlands

Kjölur Route


Gullfoss Waterfall ● Hveravellir Oasis ● Kerlingarfjöll Mountains ● Blöndulón Lagoon ● Skagafjörður Fjord ● Akureyri Town



Category: 3 Day Highlights of the Highlands


The Askja Super Jeep tour 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 Skínandi Waterfall will also be visited. The tour starts in Akureyri and ends by Lake Mývatn.

Overnight: Lake Mývatn Area

Category: 3 Day Highlights of the Highlands


Hverir by Lake Mývatn


Waterfall Goðafoss ● Skútustaðagígar Pseudo Craters ● Grjótagjá rift ● Dimmuborgir ● Mt. Námafjall ● Hverir Mud Pools ● Flight to Reykjavík


Reykjavík (not included)

Category: 3 Day Highlights of the Highlands


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Escorted Private Tours


Gullfoss Waterfall ● Hveravellir Oasis ● Blöndulón Lagoon ● Akureyri Town ● Herðubreiðarlindir Oasis ● Askja Caldera ● Víti Geothermal Lake ● Holuhraun 2014 Lava Fields ● Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters ● Dimmuborgir lava formation ● Waterfall Goðafoss ● Mt. Námafjall ● Mývatn Nature Baths


July 1st - September 30th


Private departures upon request

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3 Days / 2 Nights


icon v Private escorted Transportation

icon v 2x Nights in Guesthouse with private facilities or Comfort Class Hotel (D1-D2)

icon v 2x Breakfast (D2-D3)

icon v 45 min Domestic flight from Akureyri to Reykjavík

icon x Drop off from Reykjavík Airport to Hotel (D3)


  • Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour
  • Reservation is necessary

We recommend you bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Good walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Refreshments

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