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From Lake Mývatn: Askja and Holuhraun Full-Day Jeep Tour

From Lake Mývatn: Askja and Holuhraun Full-Day Jeep Tour

From US$ 310.95 per person

Experience the volcanic scenery of the Icelandic Highlands on a small group Jeep tour from Lake Mývatn. Discover extreme landscapes, including the caldera at Askja and the lava field of Holuhraun just north of the Vatnajökull ice cap.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Visit the famous nested caldera at Askja
  • Discover the extraordinary scenery of the Icelandic Highlands
  • Walk on the still hot lava fields of Holuhraun
  • Benefit from various stops and a flexible tour in the safe hands of experienced local guides
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Climb aboard a super Jeep and journey to the remote caldera of Askja on a relaxed and intimate small group tour. Depart from the Lake Mývatn area and venture into a wilderness of wide open spaces and natural freshwater springs. Get back to nature and experience what makes the geology, history and biology of the area so interesting and exciting. Marvel at the beautiful lava fields surrounding the flat-topped Herðubreiðarlindir volcano, known for its incredible flora and the ruins of a hut where an outlaw spent the winter of 1775. See the caldera complex of Askja, caused by the violent eruptions of 1875. Hike to the banks of the geothermal lake in the caldera and visit the hot spring of the Víti crater, where the water is around 20°C - 26°C and provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Next, go to Holuhraun and discover Iceland's newest lava field, formed by the eruptions of 2014 and 2015 to create the largest lava field in Iceland since 1783. Situated on the floodplains between the Vatnajökull glacier and the mountain range of the Askja caldera, the lava field is rough, still cooling down and an extraordinary place to explore.
  • Full-day guided tour
  • All park fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off on request
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Children under 10 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • All required protective equipment is provided

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    Meeting point

    Lake Mývatn Information Centre, Hraunvegur 8, 660 Mývatn. (in front of the Strax supermarket).

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    with that terrible weather the tour should be cancelled

    with a snow storm we saw nothing at askja and also it is NOT safe to step next to the caldera with 15 cm snow and all slippery

    August 9, 2018

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    Product ID: 105955