Glaciers & Volcanos 2-Day Tour Of Askja & Kverkfjöll_188295

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Glaciers & Volcanos - Tour Of Askja & Kverkfjöll

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Duration
time-raw2 days
Difficulty
Easy
Starting point
Lake Mývatn
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Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Travel off the beaten track to see the Askja Caldera, Víti Explosion Crater, Holuhraun Lava Field, Drekagil Gully, Highland Oasis, and Vatnajökull Glacier. Go for a glacier walk, and spend the night in the heart of Iceland.

What to expect?

  • The glacier and volcano 2-day tour to Askja and Kverkfjöll starts from Lake Mývatn. From Lake Mývatn, we drive into the Icelandic Highlands to discover a wilderness that appears to belong to another planet. Marvel at the beautiful lava fields surrounding the flat-topped Herðubreiðarlindir Volcano, known for its incredible flora and the ruins of a hut where an outlaw spent the winter of 1775.

  • Next, visit Holuhraun Lava Fields, and discover Iceland’s newest lava field, formed by the eruptions of 2014 to create the largest lava field in Iceland since 1783.

  • See the caldera of Askja, caused by the violent eruptions of 1875. You can take the challenging 8.8 km hike to get a rewarding view of the caldera from the mountain rim, or the 2.4 km trail from the parking lot at Vikraborgir to the lake at Askja and the Víti Crater. At Kverkfjöll Volcano by the Vatnajökull Glacier, we'll enjoy a good night’s sleep in a well-equipped mountain hut with cooking facilities.

  • On the second day, you can choose between a 3-4 hour glacier hike on Kverkajökull Glacier in Kverkfjöll or stroll around the Kverkfjöll area with your guide. Experience a landscape that dramatically showcases the geothermal powers of Iceland and the force of its glaciers and volcanoes. Drive back to Lake Mývatn in the afternoon for the end of the tour, with an option to visit a remote hot spring on the way home.

What is included?

  • English-speaking driver & guide
  • Ground transportation in a super jeep
  • Accommodation in a mountain hut
  • Lunch packs and BBQ dinner during the stay in the mountains

Is this experience for me?

  • All are welcome

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves & a coat (dependant on weather)
  • Sleeping bag

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.

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$656