Exciting 12-Hour Small-Group Super Jeep Tour to Askja Caldera with Transfer from Akureyri

The milky-blue waters of the Viti crater lake are surrounded by brown volcanic rock with a glimpse of a large lake and mountains beyond.
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Akureyri, Iceland
12 hours
June. - Sept.
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Explore Askja Caldera and Viti Lake on this exhilarating full-day Super Jeep tour from Akureyri. Adventurous travelers keen to discover the Icelandic Highlands and bathe in a crater lake should book this unforgettable 12-hour small-group tour now.

Today you’ll discover rugged landscapes only accessible with a hardy all-terrain vehicle. The tour departs from Akureyri, and your 4x4 driver can pick you up upon request. 

First up, you’ll head through the Myvatn area for your first glimpse of spectacular, otherworldly scenery. The volcanic landscape stretches before you as you drive through the Hrossaborg crater. Soon, you’ll travel deeper into the Highlands, crossing rivers and traversing little-traveled gravel trails.

Along this exciting route, you’ll come to the Herdubreidalindir oasis, a lush area contrasting perfectly with the otherwise barren landscape. Here you’ll see the Herdubreid volcano, a striking peak offering a picturesque photo opportunity.

During a cold Icelandic winter, Herdubreidalindir once offered shelter for Iceland’s most famous outlaw, Fjalla-Eyvindur (Eyvindur of the Mountains). Today, intrepid travelers love this area which features a campground and nearby hiking trails. 

Soon enough, you’ll arrive at the Vikraborgir crater car park, ready for today’s hiking excursion at Askja Caldera. The 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) hiking trail takes around 40-minutes to walk and is suitable for anyone with a basic fitness level.

Your destination is the impressive Askja lake and the smaller yet equally picturesque Viti crater lake. The deep blue water of Askja contrasts with the rugged surrounding volcanic landscape, producing breathtaking views. Take your time to enjoy the incredible vistas and capture photos for lasting memories.

You’ll also have time for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of bathing in a crater lake. Viti lake boasts beautifully warm and milky-blue waters, an excellent place to enjoy a unique bathing experience. 

After a relaxing soak, it’s time to hike back to the car park and again appreciate the stunning vistas around you. The adventure isn’t over yet, though. Your driver will take you to the nearby Drekagil ravine, the Canyon of the Dragons. It features a waterfall and intriguing rock formations, a beautiful final attraction for the day.

After a full day of action-packed fun, your driver will take you back to Akureyri, where you can spend the evening as you wish. 

Don’t miss this full-day offroad Highlands tour of Askja caldera, including hiking across lunar-like landscapes and bathing in the warm waters of Viti crater lake. Check availability now by choosing a date. 

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Full-day guided small-group tour of Askja caldera in the Highlands
4x4 transportation to and from Akureyri


Super Jeep
Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Hiking shoes
Snacks or lunch
Warm, waterproof clothing
Swimsuit and towel if you want to bathe in Viti crater

Good to know

This tour depends on weather and road conditions. Changes to the itinerary might happen with short notice.

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