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In Reykjahlíð village in Lake Mývatn, front of the supermarket Samkaup, next to information centre
Nature Tour, Guided Tour
Askja is in the middle of the Icelandic highlands and it takes approximately 3 to 4 hours to drive there. Our trip starts and ends in the village Reykjahlíð in the Lake Mývatn area.
Time of departure is 8am and we are back around 7 or 8pm.
On the way up to Askja we stop a few times to have a closer look at the amazing landscape and geological wonders, such as lava fields, glacial rivers, fresh water rivers, natural springs and magnificent mountains. During these breaks the passengers also have time to sit down for a while inside a hut or outside in the grass and have a bite to eat, but there are no cafés or restaurants on the way. When the bus arrives at the parking space in Askja around 12am-1pm, our passengers get 2-2,5 hours free time.
There is an approximately 35 min easy walk from the parking space to Askja lake and the Víti crater, where you can go for a swim if the conditions are good. After a short stop in Drekagil, 8km from Askja, we drive directly back to Reykjahlíð village.