Mývatn Tours - Since 1980
Askja is an enormous caldera and central volcano in the Dyngjufjöll mountains, north of Vatnajökull glacier. The caldera is a bedrock subsidence located above a massive magma chamber, and is still ‘in the making’. Askja was not explored until the nineteenth century, but a series of eruptions in 1874-1875, especially a very powerful explosive eruption in March 1875, caught the attention of the local people as well as scientists. In the massive eruption in 1875, the volcano erupted approximately 2 billion cubic meters of ash and pumice, and a new caldera was formed inside the older one. In the following decades the new caldera was filled with water, and now contains the 11km² Lake Öskjuvatn, which is also one of the deepest lakes in Iceland (220m). The Askja volcano erupted a few times in the 1920s, but the latest eruption was in the autumn of 1961.
Join us on an unforgettable adventure into the highlands of Iceland and explore it with ous on our 4×4 buses!
we been driving our signature 4x4 buses to askja since 1980
If our tours don’t fit your needs, we can arrange a bus and create a tour to fit your needs. You can also rent a bus from us.
We also offer small group tours in our 4×4 van.
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with us!
Tel: +354 861 1920