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Askja Caldera | Öskjuvatn
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Askja represents a volcanic system with nested calderas north of Vatnajökull. A major eruption in 1875 resulted in the formation a huge caldera which was later filled by lake Öskjuvatn, 11 square kilometres large and more than 200 m deep. The main crest of the mountain range Dyngjufjöll (1510 m) appears in the background.

Tuesday 3 September 2019 by Martin Mergili in Europe / Iceland (2449 visits)