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Reviewed 28 January 2017

If you plan a trip to Iceland you cannot miss Askja lava desert and caldera. You definitely need a 4x4 outlander to drive there safely (SUV are not recommended) and then you have to walk for another hour to reach the caldera but once you...More

Thank franco_muc
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Title say it all, I was amaze by what I have seen and the road in our tiny Jimny was fun. The caldera and crater there are very beautiful. Didn't go for a swim though, was very slippery because of the rain. Meet a very...More

1  Thank Marjorie S
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We drove to Askja in October 2016, it's just the end of the season and thus a couple of days after the road was closed. Drive from Myvatn Route 1 -> F905 -> F910, then about 40 minutes walk from Vikraborgir Car Park to Viti...More

Thank Kaspler
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I did this tour with Estja in a mini-bus. The driver was kind and let us film when the bus crossed a river. We had a guide Stafania who was very knowledgeable, and made sure time passed well by telling us icelandic jokes and stories....More

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We were a family of 5 (2+ 3 teenagers) and we took the Visit Askja tour. The tour was one of our highlights in Iceland but only thanks to Askja itself. The guide didn't provide much information about the site. Also- the vehicle AC did...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We've used F901 -> F905 ->F910 and crossed all the rivers with no problem. In spite of investing a lot of time in Web search, I have not been able to find the most useful advice: stop near the tourist information on F901 ( 65.37397°N...More

3  Thank mdmitry
Reviewed 3 August 2016

i would highly recommend to visit Askja as we had an amazing time. Even though our drive was rough, we drove from the bottom ( landmannalaugar through the highlands to Askja) but we experienced the moon over the glacier in the middle of the lava...More

3  Thank Wanderlust2812
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Mile from nearest town: About 80 (130 Km). At least 2.5 - 3.5 hours one way and then your hiking etc. Two water crossings (about 2 or 3 feet deep) No food or gas etc. Two ranger stations and camping areas. Note: There is no...More

3  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 29 July 2016

After a long and strenuous drive on route 910 crossing some fords. We stayed at the Dreki huts at the foot of the Askja volcano. First we took a short walk in the Drekagil gorge behind the refuge up to a cascade. It’s a fun...More

Thank Ydad
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Changing lava fields, changing shapes, feeling like being in fairy tale or joining Frodo on his way to Mordor. Absolutely amazing! We did it with rental car, 4x4 of course (it is a must!!!!) It was hard but very satisfying. Be careful crossing the rivers!

1  Thank Magdalena7301
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Charley H
We will mainly be staying in Reykjavik and were planning a two day trip to Askja to see the lake in the summer of 2017. Where would be the best place to stay to access this? Are there tours from Reykjavik or flights to a nearby town? Where would it be best to stay to see Askja?
7 August 2016|
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Response from BaldvinE |
Hey Charley H You can access Askja from Akureyri or Lake Mývatn. Various companies offer day tours from both locations, for example Saga Travel, the company I work for. Best Regards Baldvin Esra Saga Travel
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Awsom a
Hi Magdalena7301, we are planning on going to Askja next week in our own Grand Vitara SUV 4x4. Which route did you take? Did you have any difficulty fording the rivers? Thanks for your advise.
20 July 2016|
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Marco B
hello, which is the best place to begin trip for Askja? Möðrudalur or Mývatn? Is possible go from Golden Circle line to Möðrudalur by 2wd car? I'm wonderding to plan One-day guided tour from Möðrudalur. Thank you for your suggestion, Marco.
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Response from Ragga31 |
It does not matter where you begin in Möðrudalur or Mývatn. But you can´t go from Golden Circle through the highlands on normal caror 2wd. There is rivers you have to cross and bad road. You have to take ring road nr. 1. You... More
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