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Reviewed 1 week ago

Multiple companies do this trip and no need to pay the premium. A lot of time spent driving there and back limiting the time from car park to 2 hours. Not enough if you plan to swim. Water temp 28 c. Walk down to lake...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank rainbow003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic ride to lunar scenography. 100 km of F Road we did with Hyundai Tuscon. 2 easy and 2 deap fords, 2 bridges over glaciar streams. Swimming in Vič crater paid it all. Be careful on the Road, we had to change flat tire on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dean P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area looks like the moon, even Nasa uses it as training groud for future Moon and Mars expeditions.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank BasBrand2
Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

The usual tour from Myvatn or Akureyri doesn’t provide enough time to do the beautiful circuit of the crater lake, nor a hike and a dip in the awesome green of Viti crater, a swimming pool wArm thermal lake requiring a challenging and muddy hike...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

It is a long day in a 4x4 jeep with about 8 hours drive (3/4 hours each way) from lake Myvatn) and 2 hours walk in the snow but it worth it! Drove to Askja on the 905 + 910 and back on the 88...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Ymym65
Reviewed June 26, 2019

The drive is intense, along F-roads that cross rivers, up and around other craters, and the hike long, but the reward of reaching Askja crater, its immense glacial lake and bright blue Viti beside, is worth all the travel to get here. Pitch black and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank skyisblu
Reviewed January 19, 2019

Those F-roads are gnarly. We went to Iceland just as they were opening up. Unfortunately, the Askja F-roads were not open yet, so we opted for a tour through Geo-Travel (ask for Hannes). The tour was totally worth it. We got a lot of insight...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank jamiepianostudio
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This was the highlight of our 4x4 adventure. A 12 hour day starting in Lake Myvatn and ending in Egilsstadir via the F88 into Askja and the F910 back out to Egilsstadir. With 5 river crossings and a selection of all types of terrain to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank David N
Reviewed July 30, 2018

In case you really want to test the quality of your 4x4, just drive up to the Askja crater! The views and the vulcanic lake are already worth the visit, but the drive up there is also thrilling (especially the F88 with great river crossings,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Geert V
Reviewed April 15, 2018

It's not exactly easy to get to. You can either take one of the Highland Busses or go by yourself. Definitely needs 4wd to get through the river crossings on the way. Scenery is absolutely stunning, never seen anything like this before. Bizarre Lava Formations...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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398charleyh
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Response from guideiniceland |
Various Tour operators offer day tours to Askja, but not from Reykjavík so you would want to take a domestic flight to Akureyri (the capital of the North) the day before the Askja tour. It's best to get closer to Askja than... More
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