Öskjuvatn
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Information sur Öskjuvatn

Type
Volcanoes, Lava Fields, Lakes, Craters
Destination
Rif, Iceland
Distance du centre
23.7 km
Haute saison
Summer
Conviviale et familiale
Yes
Zone
11 sq km
Profondeur
217 m
Note moyenne
4.9
Nombre d'avis
29

Oskjuvatn is a large crater lake in the Askja caldera in the Dyngjufjoll mountains, north of Vatnajokull glacier. Oskjuvatn is Iceland's second-deepest lake.

The depth of Oskjuvatn is 217 m (712 feet) and it has a surface area of 11 km². The lake was formed in the volcanic eruption of 1875, at the same time as the Viti crater. Askja's latest eruption was in 1962.

Explore this area on a self drive tour in Iceland.