A local Family run business
Mývatn Tours is a family-run company. It was founded in the year 1980 when people started getting curious about the highlands, and especially the area around Dyngjufjöll mountains where Askja is located.
Jón Árni Sigfússon, the founder of Myvatn Tours, helped establish the best route to Askja and was the first person to run commercial tours up to the caldera. At the time, it took much longer to get there than it does today. The road was rough and the cars were not as powerful. The tours ran every other day and could take 14-16 hours, and sometimes even longer. Jón Árni’s son, Gísli Rafn Jónsson, took over the company after his father retired.
Today we offer tours every day from the end of June until the first week of September, depending on when the road opens and closes. We look forward to every summer and we do our best to provide great tours to Askja.
Our office is located at our home in Arnarnes, Myvatn. You can find us on road nr. 848; 2 km south of Reykjahlíð. Our Bus to Askja departs from this location on the morning of your booked tour. For any questions, missing objects and bookings, you can find us here, or you can call us (+354) 861-1920.