Information about Askja

 

Askja volcano is a vast caldera in a remote part of the easterly central highlands of Iceland, located in the Dyngjufjoll mountains.

These mountains rise to 1510 m (4954 ft).  There is a lake in the middle of the caldera, called Oskjuvatn. It is Iceland's second-deepest lake. Askja had a massive eruption in 1875 that destroyed many farms in Northeast Iceland. Its latest eruption was in 1961.

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Attractions nearby Askja

Dyngjufjöll

Dyngjufjoll is a volcanic mountain range in the lava field Odadahraun in the Icelandic highlands. The Askja caldera is situated in this mountain rang...

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Víti by Askja

Viti (meaning ‘Hell’!) is an explosion crater on the northeast shore of Oskjuvatn. The Viti crater is around 150 meters in diameter ...

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Herdubreið

  Herdubreid is a table mountain (Icelandic: 'stapi'), situated north of Vatnajokull in the deserted lava field of Odadahraun, the most ...

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Svartifoss

Svartifoss, in the area of Skaftafell in Vatnajokull National Park, is one if Iceland’s most scenic waterfalls. This narrow 20 meter high water...

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Jökulsá á Fjöllum

Jokulsa a Fjollum is a glacier river at the east of the vast Odadahraun lava field in the north-east of Iceland. It is Iceland's second largest ri...

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Herðubreiðarlindir

Herdubreidarlindir is an oasis situated near Herdubreid mountain north of Vatnajokull glacier. The area features a campground and hiking trails and i...

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Hrafnabjargafoss

Hrafnabjargafoss is a waterfall in the river Skjalfandafljot northwest of Vatnajokull.  Skjalfandafljot falls into several highly impressive can...

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Kárahnjúkavirkjun

Karahnjukavirkjun is a Hydropower plant in Eastern Iceland, designed to 4600 GWh annually to serve Alcoa's aluminium smelter east of Reydarfjordur...

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Aldeyjarfoss

Aldeyjarfoss is a beautiful waterfall in the mighty Skjalfandafljot river, dropping from a height of 20 meters. Of particular note is the contra...

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East Iceland

Stretching from the wide Eastfjords mountain range, set with many small fjords, through the fertile Fljotsdalsherad district and towards the highlands...

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Bárðarbunga

The stratovolcano Bardarbunga is Iceland’s second-highest mountain and lies under the icecap of Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier. Ba...

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Möðrudalur

Modrudalur a Fjollum is the highest positioned farm in Iceland (469 m above sea level) and is located in the east highlands, north of Vatnajokull glac...

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Hvannfell

  Hvannfell is a mountain in Sudur-Thingeyjarsysla county in North Iceland. The mountain is located near the famous Lake Myvatn. The Burfellshr...

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Lúdentarborgir

Ludentarborgir is a crater row east of Lake Myvatn, about 15 meters long. These craters take their name from the explosion crater Ludent, to the...

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Lofthellir

Lofthellir is a lava cave in North Iceland, situated in the lava field of older Laxardalshraun. The Lofthellir lava cave is renowned for having some ...

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Snæfell

  Snaefell, in the east of the Icelandic highlands,  is the highest freestanding mountain in the country. It is located within the vast Vat...

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Skútustaðagígar

The Skutustadagigar are pseudocraters at the southern shore of Lake Myvatn. The craters were formed by steam explosions, when boiling lava flowed ove...

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Dimmuborgir

Dimmuborgir (e. ‘Black Forts') is a large area of chaotic lava, situated right east of Lake Myvatn, in North Iceland. With its dramatic view...

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Eyjabakkar

Eyjabakkar is an oasis in the East Highlands of Iceland.  This is Iceland's second-largest wetland, the largest being Thjorsarver, itself a ...

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Vatnajokull

Vatnajökull is the largest ice cap in Iceland and the third largest glacier in Europe, covering 8% of the island's landmass. Vatnaj&ou...

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Tours near Askja

Askja Super Jeep Tour from Akureyri

Come along on this tour of the volcanic marvels of northern Iceland. This tour is for anyone who......

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Askja Caldera & Víti Crater in the East Highlands

Walk in the footsteps of the first men on the moon on the Askja Lunar tour. Leaving from Lake......

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6 Days in the Highlands

Join this hiking tour in east Iceland to get to know some of Iceland's most diverse and......

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Askja & Kverkfjöll in 2 Days

Join this tour from Egilsstaðir in East Iceland to the famous Askja caldera and the remote......

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3 Day Hiking in Vatnajökull National Park

On this tour we take you to visit some of Iceland's most unique places. We'll be staying in a......

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Askja Super Jeep Tour from Lake Mývatn

Experience the barren interior of Iceland and the lunar-like landscape where NASA trained the......

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3 Day Fire and Ice Tour | Askja Volcanic Crater, Kverkfjoll Mountains & Glacier Hiking

Come along on this 3-day tour that celebrates the ruggedness of Iceland’s terrain at Askja......

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14-hour Full Day Tour to Highlands of North Iceland

Come along on this tour of the exciting highlands of north Iceland. The tour begins in the......

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10-hour Tour to Goðafoss, Lake Mývatn & Askja

Join this tour for an unforgettable journey through the countryside, now awake after the long......

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Private 2 Day Complete Askja Excursion | Super Jeep Tour

Experience Iceland’s most isolated terrain, with this private, two-day, super jeep tour to the......

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Private Askja Tour from Lake Myvatn

In this Super Jeep Tour we will travel to the Icelandic highlands and visit two iconic......

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Askja and Kverkfjöll Hiking | 2 Days

Immerse yourself in a land of ice and fire with this brilliant hiking tour into the Kverkfjöll......

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