"Askja" Iceland Travelogue by GrumpyDiver
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Long journey to get here. You are literally in the middle of nowhere. This was the primary place we wanted to see on this trip to Iceland. The volcano Askja.
It took several hours of tough driving in a 4x4 from Myvatn to get here, some 100 km from the Ring Road.
Lake Öskjuvatn at over 200 m deep is the deepest lake in Iceland.
Viti is a small explosion crater beside the main crater.
The water in Viti is geothermally heated and has a milky-blue colour to it.
People take advantage of the warm (low 20sC - mid 70s F) and swim here. There is some risk as a carbon dioxide buildup can occur and suffocate anyone there.
A long steep path gets you into the crater
To get to and from the crater you have to walk some 2-1/2 km, often over snow.
We made it back! Now a few more hours of backroad driving to get to our next destination.
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