Pick-up is available from Akureyri, Egilssatidr Airport & your hotel in that area
at an additional cost.
Ever wondered what a lake inside a volcano looks like? Then, Askja Caldera, The biggest Caldera in Europe (50 square kilometers) in the Land of Ice and Fire, would be a perfect destination for it. With mountains veiled with snowy tops, the deepest lake of dazzling waters, alongside amber edges of the caldera. You’ll get the most therapeutic experience of your life here.
Askja Caldera is located in the Vatnajökull Glacier National Park of Iceland. It’s 1,516 meters (4,974 feet) high volcanic crater with a 200 m deep lake inside. Alongside a round milky geothermal lake Víti. The famous Askja belongs to the Dyngjufjöll mountain range.
Over 10,000 years ago, Askja erupted, forcing the lava chamber roof to collapse, forming the largest caldera in Europe, an 8 km (5 miles) long and 200 m (656 feet) depressed lake now known as Lake Öskjuvatn. Even though its base is submerging day by day. Askja is an active volcano site. With several powerful volcanic eruptions in the past. It became very popular among other active volcanoes in Iceland. The last major eruption that took place in 1961 produced about several km of lava.
Going to Askja Caldera by road is a tedious task in itself. The F-roads leading towards the cliff include two river crossings, lava fields, and mushy sandy sections. Which is a 4-hour long risky drive. So for that reason, we prefer you to book our thrilling heli ride from Modrudalur farm toward Askja this year. And enjoy the alluring affairs of radiant waters, fumes of Askja, hot springs, and much more in the area.
You will be in awe of the Icelandic highland’s magnificence as we soar approach the Askja Caldera.
After Taking off from the pickup point, the sights of the Möðrudalur settlement will amaze you. And you will be fascinated by the multicolored turf houses and structures below. When compared to the expanse of greenery around, they will appear miniature. The slanting angles of the sun’s rays will further highlight the unspoiled Icelandic natural beauty. Some other main attractions you will see from the ride include:
On your way to Askja Caldera, you’ll get a breathtaking glimpse of Iceland’s national mountain, Herðubreið. It is situated 10 kilometers from Askja Crater and 57 kilometers from Modrudalur. The beautiful high table Mount Herdubreid (1682 meters in height) is covered with snow throughout the year. People named it Iceland’s highland queen because of its beauty.
The Ódáðahraun desert is a 46000 square kilometer barren region of otherworldly topography and spanning lava fields. Due to the ruggedness of the region, the desert inspires fear among the locals and was a major hideout for the outlaws. Coincidentally, you’ll also have a view of Herðubreiðarlindir (oasis) in the Highland of Iceland.
After arriving, you’ll see some rocky amber-colored land of Askja. And have a blissful sight of the famous volcano and Öskjuvatn Lake (aka Lake Askja).
Lake Askja( Öskjuvatn Lake) remains cold throughout the year. If the weather permits, you can get a beautiful reflection of the surrounding mountains in the glacial waters.
Unlike Lake Öskjuvatn, Lake Víti remains warm throughout the year. The geothermal springs underneath make it pleasant to take a swim in Víti Crater Lake. With that, you can have the best times of your life by soaking yourself in the warm waters for a refreshing change. You need to book a special Jeep tour to go there for a swim.
Heli Ride could be your ultimate chance to visit the famous Icelandic Highlands, the deep blue waters of öskjuvatn Lake, and the hot Askja springs altogether. The flight is really comfortable and can be the best way to get to Askja Caldera. We also provide a private tour of the area. Please note that the landing is subject to weather conditions.
Kindly be informed that in order for the helicopter flight to proceed, a minimum of 4 guests is required. However, if you’re booking for fewer than 4 people, you can still reserve your spot, and we’ll make every effort to pair you up with other bookings.
At Glaicerheli.is, We are part of Shani ehf Registration # 6406210870 which is a licensed travel agency in Iceland. We take your safety to new heights. With our highly experienced and rigorously trained pilots, we pride ourselves on providing the safest and most thrilling helicopter tours in the industry. From our state-of-the-art aircraft to our strict safety protocols.
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