FS-032s Askja super-jeep day tour
Fjallasýn provide daily departures to Askja, from mid June to Sept/Oct. Upon request. As a shared tour (s) or private tour (p). Start and end of the season might vary due to circumstances.
Departure is from 08:00 from Hotel Reynihlíð Parking / Mývatn Activity Office.
Also available as private jeep tour .
From lake Mývatn we take road 1 towards the crater Hrossaborg, where we turn on road F88 (gravel road).
We across the rivers Grafarlandaá and Lindá and make a stop in the nature reserve Herðubreiðarlindir (nearby mt. Herðubreið).
We head to Dyngjufjöll, where the main goals are, first the canyon Drekagil, and then the caldera Askja.
From the parking by Vikraborgir (craters), we take a walk to the lake of Askja and the crater Víti. This is about 2,4 km one way.
During summer 2015, we had bit changed our normal itinerary, added in to visit Holuhraun, the new lava field from eruption 2014, where warm water (which is actually small part of source of a glacier river) was streaming from the lava field, and as result, there was new natural bathing place (temporarily). How circumstances will be there summer 2016, time will show.
Finally, we turn back to Mývatn.
Keep in mind
To bring food for the day and be ready for possible different weather. Better to have an extra sweater instead of missing one.
Askja is in approx. 1000 meters over sea level, compare to approx. 280 m.o.s. of the lake Mývatn. So weather might be variable from the start to the end of the day. And the weather in the highlands can also change quite fast. We recommend that travellers brings good shoes and warm and preferably water-/windproof clothes.
In early summer (different for how long into the season), the walk from the parking area to Askja lake and Víti (crater) is on snow and therefore bit more difficult than later in the season (approx. 2,4 km one way).
Book Askja super-jeep day tour here
Daily departure - Upon request
Availability: June - September – reservation required.
Departure: 08:00 from Hotel Reynihlíð Parking / Mývatn Activity Office (Mývatn area), or another agreed place for a private tour.
Departure time: See booking form.
Tour duration: approx. 12 hours
See booking form on this page. Min. 2.
Price includes: Transportation, guidance (in English), highland’s service day fee.
Not included: food and drinks, personal insurance. As there are no restaurants in Askja area (or in this part of the highland), we highly recommend that people bring lunch package and water.