Askja caldera and Kverkfjöll hike

Askja caldera and Kverkfjöll hike

Multiday tour – hiking – hot springs – highlands

If you are looking to get a taste of the Icelandic wilderness, this is the tour for you. This tour takes you into the heart of the Icelandic highlands where you get to experience Icelandic nature at its very rawest. Among attractions, you will experience are the crater Víti, Askja caldera, the natural hot springs in Laugavalladalur, Kverkfjöll, the highland oasis of Hvannalindir and other interesting places. In this trip, you will experience both the power of fire and ice.

Day 1

This two-day tour starts in Egilsstaðir or at a pickup in the area. We drive to Kárahnjúkar dam before driving the highland road towards Askja. We also stop at the natural hot springs in Laugavalladalur and other places on our way. In Askja we hike to the lake and see Víti crater. The day ends in Kverkfjöll hut where we will have dinner and stay overnight.

Day 2

In Kverkfjöll we will go on a glacier hike and explore the ice world. A short mountain hike is also possible instead. On our way to Egilsstaðir, we visit the highland oasis, Hvannalindir and other interesting places in the vast lava field. The tour ends in Egilsstaðir or at your accommodation.

ISK 125,000




20. June – 4. September

Two days
Hiking time: 2-3 hours on day 1 and 3-4 hours on day 2.
Trip difficulty
2 out of 5 (rather easy)
Minimum in tour
2 adults or minimum fee
Pick up and drop off
Egilsstaðir. Departs at 8:00 AM*
*Pick up can be up to 20 minutes before departure
Guide, transfer, dinner in Kverkfjöll, accommodation in Kverkfjöll and glacier equipment.
What to bring
Warm, wind and waterproof clothing, good hiking shoes, small backpack, lunch, drinks, sleeping bag and bathing suit + towel for the hot springs.

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