Cruise Shore 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
This Askja Caldera tour is the perfect to experience the barren interior and the lunar-like landscapes of the Icelandic highlands. The Askja area is one of the main location where NASA trained their Apollo Astronauts before the first lunar landing. Iconic landmarks such as Herðubreiðalindir Oasis and Drekagil Gully are visited and number of other off the map sights and places. We catch a glimpse of where the Icelandic outlaws lived in the middle ages when they’d been banished. We might also be able to spot trolls, ghosts and other creatures that are said to live in the area and have haunted travelers for centuries.
The tour starts and ends with a transport from Akureyri to Lake Mývatn and during that drive we stop and visit the legendary Goðafoss Waterfall.
Tour Duration: 9 hours
Dates & prices
June 15 – 10 October
Daily at 06:30
Please note that this tour departs from Mývatn, meeting point is at the Mývatn Information Centre. Address: Mývatnsstofa, Hraunvegur 8.
Prices per person: ISK 24.900
Children (3-12): 12.450
- 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