Askja Caldera Lunar Landscapes from Mývatn
This tour offers a great chance to visit the a part of the Icelandic highlands that have often been described as looking like the surface of the moon. NASA even sent astronauts here to train for their lunar missions!
- Askja Caldera
- Herðubreiðarlindir oasis
- Víti explosion crater by Mt. Herðubreið
- Small group guarantee – max 16 people
We drive east from Lake Mývatn up to the highlands where we stop at Herðubreiðarlindir Springs and more stunning places on our way up to Askja Caldera.
When we arrive to Dreki Gully outside of Askja we have a lunch break and short walks around that area before heading into Askja Caldera.
The hike to the Askja Lake, inside the caldera, is about half an hour each way and at the Lake we spend quite some time walking around the area and enjoying the dramatic but beautiful landscape.
After a quick stop at Dreki Gully after the hike we start our drive back to Lake Mývatn with a short stop or two on the way back.
Tour Duration: 11 hours
Dates & prices
June 18 – 10 September
Daily at 08:00
Please note that this tour departs from Mývatn, meeting point is Arnarnes, Mývatn 660, IS
Prices per person: ISK 22.900
Children (6-12): ISK 11.500
- Guided tour with English speaking guide
What to bring
- Lunch pack and water
- Good shoes must be worn.
- Warm clothes and sunglasses
Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancel the tour