Askja Volcano Super Jeep Tour
Visit Askja volcano in summer!
Askja Super Jeep Tour from Akureyri
Difficulty: Viking! On this tour we will take you through the snow swept desert of the Northern Highlands to the famous Askja caldera and the volcanic crater Víti.
Duration: 12 hours.
Departure: 8:00am (If no pick-pick place was selected we leave from Hotel KEA Hafnarstræti 87-89)
Included: Driving tour guide, 4X4 modified truck for winter conditions.
Minimum: 2 adults.
Season: June - September
Price: 62.500 ISK per person
62.500 ISK per person
They say Iceland is a land of contrasts. Fire and Ice. This is true, but perhaps the greatest contrast is between summer and winter. During winter the landscape is completely different, offering something unique and challenging to the adventurous amongst us.
During the winter months the Icelandic highlands are covered with a thick layer of snow. Standard cars are of no use to us here – we need specially modified heavy duty super jeeps to tackle the snow and ice. You will be driven by experienced driver-guides who take pride in their extensive knowledge of the area.
We depart from Akureyri following route number 1 throug Mývatn area to Hrossaborg crater to Herðubreiðalindir.
From Herðubreiðalindir we continue our journey to Askja, crossing through the lunar-like landscapes where NASA trained their astronauts in preparation for the Apollo moon landings.
In Askja, we park at the Vikraborgir craters which erupted in 1961. From there we walk the trail (2.4 km) to Askja lake and Viti, a smaller lake that has formed inside a crater.
ATTENTION: The weather in the highlands can change very fast and it is important to have good shoes and warm and preferably waterproof clothes. Due to road or winter weather conditions, the tour might take longer than planned or in some cases force us to cancel the trip. If there is heavy snow, the walk from the car to the crater Víti will take longer and be more difficult.
PRICE 62.500 ISK per person / Departure at 8.00 am from from Hotel KEA Hafnarstræti 87-89.