One of the most magical and mysterious places in Iceland. The lunar landscape surrounding this massive caldera is a real reminder of the forces of volcanic activity in Iceland. After hiking into the Dragons Gully you can bathe in the hot waters inside an explosion crater. The rugged landscape is breathtaking and not to be missed. Experience the uninhabited highland of Iceland on a Super Jeep tour!
|Tour length: 13-15 hours|
|Price: 40.000 iskr. 2 person minimum or a minimum rate|
|Depart from: Hof Culture Center in Akureyri. Hotel Pickup available from Akureyri|
|Operated: June - September (due to road and weather conditions )|
|Included: Transport and Guide (a packed lunch available on request for a small charge)|
|Notice: This is a long day tour, longest walk is around 6 km.|
|Recommended luggage: Water or other drinks, warm clothes and good walking shoes, lunch, swimming costume, towel and a good spirit.|
Askja is without a doubt one of the most magical & mysterious places in Iceland. This big caldera is located deep in the highland. Askja is one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland. To get there we drive through a volcanic desert, big lava fields with big and powerful rivers.
On the way, we come along Herdubreiđarlindir, a pleasant surprise. It is like an oasis in the middle of the highland area. No wonder the outlaws built their shelter here! Askja last erupted in 1967.
All around this massive caldera are powerful reminders of its activity; lava and pumice lay all around. After a walk in the Dragons Gully, you can have a soak in the geothermal waters of the explosion crater Víti.
Notice: This it is a long tour taking up to 13 - 15 hours. Longest walk is around 6 km.
But...it is totally worth it!