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US$446.76*
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Akureyri Airvan Flight: Iceland Highland Ultimate
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Askja Super Jeep from Lake Myvatn
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Askja Super Jeep Tour from Akureyri

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impressive desert & caldera

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... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
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Milano
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40 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

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 get there it's amazing landscape around you, really worth the trip. As usual, pay attention... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 nice ranger too who give a free tour and some very interesting fact about that... More 

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1 Thank Marjorie S
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

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 lake. The ride took about 3 hours and was not so hard. We had to... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

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. We didn't have good weather for end of august so couldn't see the lake but... More 

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We were a family of 5 (2+ 3 teenagers) and we took the Visit Askja tour. The tour was one of our highlights in Iceland but only thanks to Askja itself. The guide didn't provide much information about the site. Also- the vehicle AC did not. Work properly and those passangers who sat on the back suffered from the heat.... More 

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Haifa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We've used F901 -> F905 ->F910 and crossed all the rivers with no problem. In spite of investing a lot of time in Web search, I have not been able to find the most useful advice: stop near the tourist information on F901 ( 65.37397°N 15.88330°W) and talk to the park guide. He gave us detailed instructions, how to cross... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

i would highly recommend to visit Askja as we had an amazing time. Even though our drive was rough, we drove from the bottom ( landmannalaugar through the highlands to Askja) but we experienced the moon over the glacier in the middle of the lava field at around 1AM in the morning, one of the most beautiful moments! Totally worth... More 

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Mile from nearest town: About 80 (130 Km). At least 2.5 - 3.5 hours one way and then your hiking etc. Two water crossings (about 2 or 3 feet deep) No food or gas etc. Two ranger stations and camping areas. Note: There is no 'backcountry camping' allowed within their national park areas! There is NO 4 wheeling off the... More 

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3 Thank Chris S
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

After a long and strenuous drive on route 910 crossing some fords. We stayed at the Dreki huts at the foot of the Askja volcano. First we took a short walk in the Drekagil gorge behind the refuge up to a cascade. It’s a fun trail, with gargoyle shaped rocks towering over the cold river and snow patches. Then we... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Changing lava fields, changing shapes, feeling like being in fairy tale or joining Frodo on his way to Mordor. Absolutely amazing! We did it with rental car, 4x4 of course (it is a must!!!!) It was hard but very satisfying. Be careful crossing the rivers!

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