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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Desert like area full of grey dust and sand in the midle of nohwere. Nice trip to crater where is located the lake. Trek is easy but took cca 3-4 hours one way.

Thank Jan T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going to Askja is not and easy task from lake Myvatn at least!!! 3,5 hours (to get there )of rough driving, roads not well indicated, many deep ( up to 50 ? cm) rivers to cross..its a long day with the walk and exploring overthere......More

Thank Nadia V
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 4 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

1  Thank Kaspler
Reviewed 18 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

1  Thank rose m
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Reviewed 28 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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
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Charley H
7 August 2016|
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
Marco B
23 March 2016|
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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