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by ma3333 Online Now Feb 16, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Dear friends, Our itinerary includes 13 days around Iceland by a 4x4 car. Pls. see a link here: One of the attractions we are planning to see is Askja but it will consume almost a full day. Should we stay in Mývatn additional day and one day less on the north/north-west side (maybe skip Sauðárkrókur )? What are the road conditions from rout 1 to Askja in July? What is the walking distance from the nearest road? Thank you in advance, Meir

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    Re: Askja

    by GrumpyDiver Online Now Feb 17, 2013 at 5:37 AM

    We loved the Askja / Viti area, and yes, it will take you most of the day on some very challanging roads (much of the trip feels like offroading, even though you are still on a "road").  It's about a 45 minute walk each way from the nearest parking lot to get to Lake Öskjuvatn and the Viti crater, part of it through snow (we were there in July; 12 day trip in total).  We did not visit the West Fjord area at all this trip.  We spent one night in the Myvatn area,

    "Askja" - Iceland Travelogue by GrumpyDiver

    We did not return to Myvatn. but too the roads heading west and stayed the night at a farm on our way to the east coast .

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