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Askja Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this trip through a third party, but the trip provider was Saga. Our driver / tourguide, Thordur Hjalmarsson, was excellent, and we particularly appreciated the fact that we were part of a smaller tour group, not part of a larger one. The view...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 October 2019 via mobile

An outstanding and amazing place on our planet to be visited. It's a MUST,reachable only by a big 4×4. A lunar lanscape with extremely strong and cold arctic winds. You will be amazed by these views

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ralph039
Reviewed 8 September 2019

Multiple companies do this trip and no need to pay the premium. A lot of time spent driving there and back limiting the time from car park to 2 hours. Not enough if you plan to swim. Water temp 28 c. Walk down to lake...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank rainbow003
Reviewed 22 August 2019 via mobile

Fantastic ride to lunar scenography. 100 km of F Road we did with Hyundai Tuscon. 2 easy and 2 deap fords, 2 bridges over glaciar streams. Swimming in Vič crater paid it all. Be careful on the Road, we had to change flat tire on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dean P
Reviewed 20 August 2019

The area looks like the moon, even Nasa uses it as training groud for future Moon and Mars expeditions.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank BasBrand2
Reviewed 24 July 2019 via mobile

The usual tour from Myvatn or Akureyri doesn’t provide enough time to do the beautiful circuit of the crater lake, nor a hike and a dip in the awesome green of Viti crater, a swimming pool wArm thermal lake requiring a challenging and muddy hike...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank 613pieroc
Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

It is a long day in a 4x4 jeep with about 8 hours drive (3/4 hours each way) from lake Myvatn) and 2 hours walk in the snow but it worth it! Drove to Askja on the 905 + 910 and back on the 88...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Ymym65
Reviewed 27 June 2019

The drive is intense, along F-roads that cross rivers, up and around other craters, and the hike long, but the reward of reaching Askja crater, its immense glacial lake and bright blue Viti beside, is worth all the travel to get here. Pitch black and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank skyisblu
Reviewed 20 January 2019

Those F-roads are gnarly. We went to Iceland just as they were opening up. Unfortunately, the Askja F-roads were not open yet, so we opted for a tour through Geo-Travel (ask for Hannes). The tour was totally worth it. We got a lot of insight...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank jamiepianostudio
Reviewed 29 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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7 August 2016|
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Response from guideiniceland |
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