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Askja Caldera | Öskjuvatn with Hornfirðingahólmi
WI_is164.jpg Askja Caldera | Víti and ÖskjuvatnThumbnailsHítardalur with Fagraskógarfjall-Hítardalur Landslide

Askja represents a volcanic system with nested calderas north of Vatnajökull. The eruption of 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. This small island in Öskjuvatn was created by a phreatomagmatic eruption in 1926.

Tuesday 3 September 2019 by Martin Mergili in Europe / Iceland (823 visits)