The trip started in Fáskrúðsfjörður where I’m currently based. From a long time I wanted to go to Askja and according to the weather forecast it would be a very sunny week.
First stop to fill up gas tank in Egilsstaðir, Askja is pretty remote and can be challenging to fill up the car in the whereabouts so make sure it is up to top before leaving town.
I suggest taking road 931 the earliest possible because there are several atractions on the way you will be disappointed to miss.
About a century ago, grazing was forbidden in this lands giving birth to iceland’s biggest forest. There are multiple hiking possibilities and along the Lagarfljót shore the view is just amazing.
This place is super nice! It was an Augustinian Monastery from 1493 to 1552, before Iceland abolish the monasteries due to Reformation. Price is 1100isk per person but totally worth it. Inside you can visit the monastery rooms very well kept and even do a Virtual Reality tour back in time. There is a Restaurant and a Coffee House. On the surrounding area there are some ruins and a Visitor Centre for the Vatnajökull National Park.
Turn back towards road 910 until you find the Dam.