Viti crater rim in Askja caldera
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Viti crater rim in Askja caldera

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Nearby images in Iceland


A: Askja - Stratovolcano

by David Rowley, 250 meters away

Askja is a stratovolcano located in the central highlands of Iceland. A large eruption took place her...

Askja - Stratovolcano

B: Iceland crater lakes (Viti and Oskjuvatn near Askja in Vatnajökull national park)

by jeremie francois, 250 meters away

 This is a view from the rim of Viti, a small lake near the huge Oskjuvatn crater, next to the campin...

Iceland crater lakes (Viti and Oskjuvatn near Askja in Vatnajökull national park)

C: Vikursandur pumice fall

by Jakub Hruska, 15.9 km away

Vikursandur pumice fall

D: On the road F88 near Herðubreið

by Jakub Hruska, 22.5 km away

On the road F88 near Herðubreið

E: On the road to Askja

by David Rowley, 26.1 km away

Photographer’s Notes:Just to the North of Vatnajökull, the biggest Glacier in Europe by volume. I had...

On the road to Askja

F: Virkisfell

by David Rowley, 33.9 km away

At the North side of Vatnajökull, Europe’s biggest Glacier by volume.Despite being the middle of summ...


G: Myvatn Lake

by Marek Koszorek, 59.9 km away

Myvatn Lake

H: Myvatn Lake from Hofdi Park

by Marek Koszorek, 60.1 km away

Myvatn Lake is one of the most iconic places in Iceland, glacial water colectet in former lava lake c...

Myvatn Lake from Hofdi Park

I: Horses Near Myvatn

by David Rowley, 60.3 km away

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Horses Near Myvatn

J: Dimmuborgir - Kirkjan Cave

by Radoslav Kocián, 60.6 km away

Dimmuborgir -  Kirkjan Cave

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