2 day adventure

Askja & Kverkfjöll

  • Operated

    June 20th - September 5th

  • Hiking distance

    10 km

  • Difficulty level

    2 / 5 - Rather easy

  • Duration

    2 Days (1 night)
    Hiking day 1: 2-3 hrs.
    Hiking day 2: 3-4 hrs.

  • Departures from

    Egilsstaðir, Laugarfell and Wilderness Center.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1:
The tour starts in Egilsstaðir or at pickup in the area. We drive to Kárahnúkar 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 „iceworld“. 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 huge lavafield. The tour ends in Egilsstaðir or at your accommodation.

  • You need to bring:

    Good  hiking shoes
    Warm clothes
    Wind & waterproofs
    Backpack (25-30L)
    Lunch & drinks
    Sleeping bag
    Bathing suit & towel

  • Included in tour:

    Guided tour
    Dinner day 1
    Accommodation in hut day 1
    All glacier equipment


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