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Öskjuvatn Travel Guide

4.9
29 Google reviews
Type
Volcanoes, Lava Fields, Lakes, Craters
Destination
Rif, Iceland
Distance From Center
23.7 km
High Season
Summer
Family Friendly
Yes
Area
11 sq km
Depth
217 m
Average rating
4.9
Number of reviews
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.