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Askja Caldera Tour from Lake Mývatn

Product ID: 109315
Explore Iceland’s stark interior and the lunar-like landscapes of the highlands on this jeep tour from Lake Mývatn. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Herðubreiðalindir Oasis and Skínandi Waterfall and see where outlaws were banished in the Middle Ages.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pick-up is available at hotels in Reykjahlíð town.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the Herðubreiðarlindir Oasis by Mount Herðubreið
  • See the Drekagil Gully and the Víti Crater
  • Drive by jeep to the Askja Caldera and the 2015 Holuhraun Lava Fields
Full description
Discover the natural wonders of Iceland’s highlands and explore lunar-like landscapes on a 12-hour tour by jeep.

You’ll visit the location where NASA trained the Apollo astronauts before the first landing on the moon. In addition the drive will take you to natural landmarks such as the Herðubreiðalindir Oasis, the Drekagil Gully and the Skínandi Waterfall.

See the area where Iceland’s outlaws were banished in the Middle Ages. Be on the lookout for trolls, ghosts and other creatures that are said to live in the area and have haunted travelers for centuries!
  • Fully guided jeep tour
What’s Not Included
  • Refreshments
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• The tour includes a fair amount of walking so warm clothing and sturdy shoes are recommended
• Due to weather and/or road conditions the itinerary might be changed, resulting in longer journey times or canceled tours
• A packed lunch is recommended as the break for food is scheduled quite late in the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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We had a great time ! The guide was friendly and told a lot of stories about the place. It was a very beautiful tour ! A lot of F road travelling (bring a neck pillow), which is necessary to access the beautiful Askja ! It's totally worth it :)

September 24, 2019


It has been AMAZING! The place is stunning and we have been super lucky as it had just snowed and the atmosphere was magical. We have been very lucky with our tour guide too: he was in love with Askja and totally succeded in sharing this love with us. JUST PERFECT

August 29, 2019

Fun and Awesome

July 14, 2018

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Product ID: 109315