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Askja

(äs`kyä), volcano, c.4,950 ft (1,510 m) high, E central Iceland; one of the highest in Europe. Its great eruption of 1875 devastated a large area; Askja last erupted in 1961. Askja caldera, surrounded by mountains of tuff, contains Öskjuvatn, a crater lake c.550 ft (170 m) deep.
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Askja

a volcano in E central Iceland: active in 1961; largest crater in Iceland. Height: 1510 m (4954 ft.). Area of crater: 88 sq. km (34 sq. miles)
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The huge caldera of Askja is an active centre of a volcanic system and, at 220 metres, is the deepest lake in Iceland.
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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.