Breathtaking 1-Hour Sightseeing Flight of Askja Caldera Departing from Myvatn

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Summary

Tour starts
Mývatn Airport (MVA), Iceland
Duration
1 hour
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
June - Sept.
Minimum age
None

Description

Experience a bird's-eye view of Iceland's unique landscapes with this comprehensive air tour over Askja, the country's largest caldera. Adventure-seekers and geology enthusiasts looking for a unique perspective of this stunning island nation should book this 1-hour flight from Myvatn now.

Your exciting tour begins at the Myvatn airport, also called the Reykjahlid airfield. You'll greet your experienced and friendly pilot, who will help you board the plane for a breathtaking ride ahead.

After taking off from Lake Myvatn, your adventure begins by flying over Odadahraun, Iceland's most extensive lava field. Here, you can witness this black terrain's awe-inspiring ruggedness, a striking site for which you'll want your camera ready.

The flight continues towards Askja, a towering stratovolcano in Iceland's central highlands. Reaching heights of up to 4954 feet (1510 meters), Askja is a prime example of the potent geological forces in this land of fire and ice. From above, the scale of Askja's caldera becomes profoundly evident, offering an unforgettable spectacle of Iceland's raw beauty.

Askja is only accessible by roads during summer. When you fly over it instead, it's accessible anytime, and you don't need to endure an arduous journey to get there!

As the flight returns, you'll pass over Mount Herdubreid, the Queen of Icelandic mountains. This striking mountain is a testament to nature's relentless forces, with its flat-top shape and imposing presence over the surrounding landscape.

You'll then fly back towards Lake Myvatn, passing over significant landmarks like the Hverfjall volcano and Namafjall geothermal area. 

As you soar over Hverfjall, take in the sight of this nearly symmetrical tephra cone volcano, standing stark against the landscape with its 0.6-mile (1-kilometer) wide crater - a striking testament to Iceland's fiery geological history. 

Moving over Namafjall, your attention will be captivated by the vibrant hues of its geothermal area, a terrain teeming with hot springs, fumaroles, and mud pots. The Martian-like landscape showcases the raw and ever-changing power of the Earth.

As the journey concludes, you'll have a chance to view Krafla, one of Iceland's most active calderas. Marvel at Krafla's vast caldera, stretching approximately 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) in diameter, and the deep volcanic lake, Viti, prime examples of Iceland's untamed beauty.

Then, you'll return to Reykjahlid airfield, the fascinating landscapes of Northeast Iceland and the central Highlands etched in your mind.

This flight provides an exclusive opportunity to witness the wild beauty of Iceland's diverse landscapes. The unique vantage point from above provides a perspective like no other, allowing you to appreciate this magnificent country's geologic wonders fully.

Discover Iceland's unrivaled natural beauty and unique geology with this captivating 1-hour air tour over Askja caldera departing from Myvatn. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

1-hour sightseeing flight over Askja caldera and surrounding sites

Activities

Sightseeing
Airplane

What to bring

Warm clothing
Camera

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