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In case you really want to test the quality of your 4x4, just drive up to the Askja crater! The views and the vulcanic lake are already worth the visit, but the drive up there is also thrilling (especially the F88 with great river crossings,...More
It's not exactly easy to get to. You can either take one of the Highland Busses or go by yourself. Definitely needs 4wd to get through the river crossings on the way.
Scenery is absolutely stunning, never seen anything like this before.
Bizarre Lava Formations...More
We had an amazing route to Askja. We drove from the south of Myvatn to Askja via a really tough road. The road itself is not on Google but is is on the map of Iceland (it has no number). You will drive though the...More
A moderate walk through soft snow for about 30 min slighty uphill with an enormous reward!
Once you arrive, the first thing you see is the lake. Dissapointing? At first sight yes, but go 100m further and then... you see the Askja crater filled with...More
Going to Askja is not and easy task from lake Myvatn at least!!! 3,5 hours (to get there )of rough driving, roads not well indicated, many deep ( up to 50 ? cm) rivers to cross..its a long day with the walk and exploring overthere......More
If you plan a trip to Iceland you cannot miss Askja lava desert and caldera. You definitely need a 4x4 outlander to drive there safely (SUV are not recommended) and then you have to walk for another hour to reach the caldera but once you...More
Title say it all, I was amaze by what I have seen and the road in our tiny Jimny was fun. The caldera and crater there are very beautiful. Didn't go for a swim though, was very slippery because of the rain. Meet a very...More
We drove to Askja in October 2016, it's just the end of the season and thus a couple of days after the road was closed. Drive from Myvatn Route 1 -> F905 -> F910, then about 40 minutes walk from Vikraborgir Car Park to Viti...More
I did this tour with Estja in a mini-bus. The driver was kind and let us film when the bus crossed a river.
We had a guide Stafania who was very knowledgeable, and made sure time passed well by telling us icelandic jokes and stories....More
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
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 Akureyri the day before the Askja tour, otherwise the tour has to start extremely early and end very late. I recommend places like Laugar or Lake Myvatn to stay the night before and after. I start my tours usually from Lake Myvatn. Best regards, KIP, Tour Guide in Iceland