Askja Caldera

Askja Caldera & Víti Explosion Crater

Location: North

Other: Adults (12+)

Category: SKU: acea99dec43c


Herðubreiðarlindir, Drekagil Gully,
Askja Caldera, Víti Explosion Crater

From Akureyri we go straight to the highlands and drive across vast stretches of sand and fields of lava on a rugged mountain track towards Mt. Herðubreið, Iceland’s national mountain. A short stop is made at Herðubreiðarlindir, an oasis in the desert. The Drekagil gully is explored before driving into the Askja caldera where we park next to craters from the 1961 eruption. From there we walk to Lake Askja and Víti, an explosion crater formed in 1875. The more adventurous people have the opportunity to take a bath in the crater pond (don’t forget a towel). On the way back we can enjoy a stop at “Mountain Café” in Möðrudalur, the most remote settlement in Iceland.

This tour is also available from Lake Mývatn.

Meeting point:
Saga Travel in Akureyri center
Free Hotel or airport pick-up always available.


  • Fully guided tour
  • Transport

Not included

  • Lunch Pack

We recommend you bring with you

  • Lunch pack
  • Water
  • Good shoes
  • Warm clothes
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Available in summers
  • Departure time 6:30, pickup 15 minutes before
  • Duration 13 – 15 hours
  • Longest hike is 30 minutes
  • Food is not included
  • Free hotel or airport pickup is available
  • Super Jeep tour


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