Information about Öskjuvatn

 

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.

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Dynjandi

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Kirkjubólsdalur

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Hrafnseyri

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Bíldudalur

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Arnarfjörður

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Dýrafjörður

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Þingeyri

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Tálknafjörður

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Flatey

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Litlibær

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Súðavík

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Ísafjörður

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Hestfjörður

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Þjófatindar

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Vigur

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Seljalandsdalur

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Patreksfjörður

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Flateyri

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Hnífsdalur

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Rauðisandur Beach

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