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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Akureyri the day before the Askja tour, otherwise the tour has to start extremely early and end very late. I recommend places like Laugar or Lake Myvatn to stay the night before and after. I start my tours usually from Lake Myvatn. Best regards, KIP, Tour Guide in Iceland