The Askja Caldera tour by Mystic Iceland.
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“From Lush to Lunar”
The Askja Caldera tour brings out the essence of Iceland. The day begins by flying to Húsavík airport, which is the start of this 10-12 hour tour, continuing into the barren wastelands of Iceland´s interior. Our ride is a Super Jeep, but don´t worry, the CO2 impact of the whole trip from start to finish will be offset, including flights and accommodation. There will be stops along the way in order to meet interesting people, such as the locals, who show us the “hows” and “whats” of living in this wonderful place of contrasts.
Along the way there will be photo ops, offering the chance to capture the incredible beauty and landscapes that go from lush to lunar. Lunch stops will be made en-route depending on conditions on the way,offering only locally sourced ingredients. Talking about lunar, there will also be a visit to the place that NASA used as a training ground for astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin for the Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969.
Askja is an active volcano, which last erupted in 1961. The tour includes a hike to the explosion crater Víti (e. Hell) where the more adventurous can bathe in the geothermal lake in the crater.
The day concludes in Húsavík village, famous for its world class whale watching. An evening stroll is recommended in order to enjoy this cosy fishing village before bedtime. Those who would like to include a whale watching tour in the morning have the option to extend the tour and fly back to Reykjavik on the afternoon flight
What is included
- Packed lunch
- Dinner and non-alcoholic beverages
What do I need to bring
- Good hiking shoes
- Waterproof/warm clothes
- Optional bathing suit
Good to know
- Available from June 25th to September 30th.
- Please contact regarding other dates as conditions in the highlands can vary.
- Information about Responsible Tourism and Carbon Offsetting: www.mysticiceland.is/responsible
- Longest hike is 2x2.4 km (Total 3 miles)