info@amazingnorth.is +354-8580020
Duration: 12 hours
Location: Myvatn, Iceland
Price: Isk 155.000.- per vehicle max 6 pers.
Askja is a caldera situated in a remote part of the central highlands of Iceland. The name Askja refers to a complex of nested calderas within the surrounding Dyngjufjöll mountains, which rise to 1,510 m (4,954 ft), askja meaning box or caldera in Icelandic. Holuhraun is a large lava field just north of the Vatnajökull ice cap, in the Icelandic Highlands, in Suður-ÞingeyjarsýslaNortheastern RegionIceland. The lava field was created by fissure eruptions.  After a research expedition in 1880, the lava field was initially called Kvislarhraun. Four years later, it received its current name from the geologist and geographer, Þorvaldur ThoroddsenHoluhraun is the site of a volcanic eruption which began on 29 August 2014 and produced a lava field of more than 85 km2 (33 sq mi) and 1.4 km3 (0.34 cu mi) – the largest in Iceland since 1783.

In this Super Jeep Tour to Askja Caldera & Holuhraun Lava field the groups are small and we focus on a relaxed atmosphere where you will have time to enjoy the amazing scenery.

What you will see:


  • The Askja Caldera

  • Holuhraun Volcano and Lava field

  • Mount Herðubreið and Herðubreiðarlindir

  • Drekagil

  • Kollótta Dyngja Shield Volcano

Itinerary:

We start our Askja & Holuhraun Super Jeep day-tour from Lake Mývatn, North Iceland and head for the highlands. There the wilderness, wide open spaces, geology and natural freshwater springs seem as from another planet. On this enlightening tour, we will focus on nature experience that makes the geology, history, and biology of the area most interesting and exciting.

In this Super Jeep Tour to Askja Caldera & Holuhraun Lava field the groups are small and we focus on a relaxed atmosphere where you will have time to enjoy the amazing scenery.

The hiking in Askja Caldera to Víti explosion crater is 2,5 km and takes around 35 to 45 minutes one way, the difficulty is easy to moderate depending on snow levels and weather conditions. Once at Víti explosion crater we will take our time and absorb the incredible atmosphere of the Askja Caldera.

Holuhraun lava field sits on the floodplains between Vatnajökull Glacier and the Askja caldera Mountain Range. The rough, untouched and still cooling lava field is Iceland’s youngest lava field and we will have an opportunity to explore this amazing world.

What is included: Pickup and dropoff,  super jeep, expert local guide/driver and bottled water.

What is not included: Lunch pack.

What to bring: Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking, clothing, and outerwear suitable for rainy or chilly weather. Sunglasses. Don´t forget your camera!

Extras: Lunch pack. We offer really good and healthy lunch packs for our tours! We offer Light Lunch Pack, Full Lunch Pack, and Luxury Lunch Pack.

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