The huge caldera of Askja is an active centre of a volcanic system and, at 220 metres, is the deepest lake in Iceland.
The 11-hour Askja Lunar Tours depart daily from July 10 - August 20 and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until August 31.
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Meditation at the Edge of Askja
. The University of Iceland.
Para el caso de la erupcion de 1963-65 del volcan Irazu, la muestra Ira2/5 presenta una Poblacion con una dimension fractal de 3,96, similar al de la Unidad UC2 de la erupcion de 1875 del volcan Askja ([D.sub.1] = 4,4 y vesiculas de [mayor que o igual a] 500 [micron]m de diametro, Carey et al., 2009).
& THORDARSON, T., 2009: Abrupt shifts between wet and dry phases of the 1875 eruption of Askja Volcano:Microscopic evidence for macroscopic dynamics.--J.
Magnus Asgeirsson, director of marketing at the icelandic Tourist Board would like to see it in the unspoilt Askja
area of the interior where calderas and explosion craters are very visible.
"Since 2011 we have made five discoveries in the Krafla area which includes the licences PL035 and PL272: Krafla Main, Krafla West, Askja
East and Krafla North," says Irene Rummelhoff, Statoil senior vice president for exploration on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
Operator Statoil has together with PL272 partners made a gas discovery in the Askja West prospect and an oil discovery in the Askja East prospect in the North Sea.
Main wellbore 30/11-9 S tested the Askja West prospect and proved a net gas column of 90 metres in Late and Middle Jurassic rocks.
Side-track 30/11-9 A tested the Askja East prospect and proved a net oil column of 40 metres in the same geological formations.
Statoil estimates the total volumes in Askja West and Askja East to be in the range of 19 - 44 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent (o.e.).