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ASKJA AND VITI VOLCANO TOUR

SUPER JEEP TOUR FROM AKUREYRI

A superb super jeep tour from Akureyri to some of the most popular attractions in northern Iceland.

Hiking Super-Jeep
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Waterfalls, volcanos and the marvelous Lake Mývatn are among the natural highlights you can expect on this tour. A good mix of driving and hiking that gives you the chance to see the amazing landscapes the northern part of the country has to offer.

  • Availability
    June 16th - September 29th
  • Duration
    7:30 am - 8 pm/10 pm
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Pickup
    Yes
  • Meet on location
    No
  • Min. Age
    12 years
  • Ratio
    1:4-16*
  • Price
    29.990 ISK
Tour highlights
Goðafoss waterfall
Lake Mývatn
Drekagil gorge
Askja crater
Víti crater
Herðubreiðalindir oasis
Included
Transfer to and from Akureyri
Expert super jeep driver
Hiking guide

This tour is available three times a week during summer with pick up from Akureyri town.

Pick up time: Be ready at 7:30 AM for your pick up in Akureyri. Please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive.

We take off from Akureyri and head into the interior. Our first stop is Goðafoss waterfall where you will have enough time to admire this magnificent fall and take great photographs. After that, we drive to Lake Mývatn. The Mývatn area attracts thousands of visitors every year. With its pseudocraters, lava pillars and stunning volcanic landscape surrounding the area leaves no one untouched. We will make a stop at the small village of Reykjahlíð, located right on the shore of Lake Mývatn. From Lake Mývatn, we start making our way into the interior. Möðrudalur valley is where we say goodbye to civilization for now so this is a good place to have a cup of coffee and admire the “Mountain queen” Herðubreið.  After about 2-hour drive we reach Drekagil where we can stretch our legs before the final 10-minute drive to Askja. Now it’s time to tie our shoelaces and get ready for the hike to Lake Askja and Víti.  We will be walking through a moonlike landscape where the NASA astronauts practiced for the moon landing in 1969. It will take about 40 minutes to reach the impressive caldera and Víti, explosion crater. The lakes are a natural phenomenon that has attracted scientist and tourist alike over the years.
After the hike, we drive to Herðubreiðalindir oasis where spring water runs from under the lava and makes it possible for a rich vegetation to thrive in the middle of the lava desert. Our last stop of this extensive day is at Mývatn where we stretch out for the drive back to Akureyri.

Remember to bring: It is extremely important to have warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, headwear, and gloves. Good hiking shoes are essential on this tour. You also need to bring packed lunch and snacks for the whole day.

 

Please note

We have a variety of super jeeps, with different amount of seats. Therefor, will the guide to client ratio vary from 1:4-16.

Disclaimer
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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