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Reykjahlid, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

Thank ocharni
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing route to Askja. We drove from the south of Myvatn to Askja via a really tough road. The road itself is not on Google but is is on the map of Iceland (it has no number). You will drive though the...More

1  Thank Ferry K
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

A moderate walk through soft snow for about 30 min slighty uphill with an enormous reward! Once you arrive, the first thing you see is the lake. Dissapointing? At first sight yes, but go 100m further and then... you see the Askja crater filled with...More

Thank ChrisDessein
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

Desert like area full of grey dust and sand in the midle of nohwere. Nice trip to crater where is located the lake. Trek is easy but took cca 3-4 hours one way.

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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Going to Askja is not and easy task from lake Myvatn at least!!! 3,5 hours (to get there )of rough driving, roads not well indicated, many deep ( up to 50 ? cm) rivers to cross..its a long day with the walk and exploring overthere......More

Thank Nadia V
Reviewed January 28, 2017

If you plan a trip to Iceland you cannot miss Askja lava desert and caldera. You definitely need a 4x4 outlander to drive there safely (SUV are not recommended) and then you have to walk for another hour to reach the caldera but once you...More

Thank franco_muc
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Title say it all, I was amaze by what I have seen and the road in our tiny Jimny was fun. The caldera and crater there are very beautiful. Didn't go for a swim though, was very slippery because of the rain. Meet a very...More

1  Thank MarjorieS61
Reviewed December 18, 2016

We drove to Askja in October 2016, it's just the end of the season and thus a couple of days after the road was closed. Drive from Myvatn Route 1 -> F905 -> F910, then about 40 minutes walk from Vikraborgir Car Park to Viti...More

1  Thank Kaspler
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Charley H
August 7, 2016|
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Response from Kristinn P |
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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