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Askja, Iceland

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
Askja is a building on the campus of the University of Iceland, and named after the volcano Askja. It houses primarily the departments of biology and geosciences. It was designed by architect Maggi Jónsson.

The building's long glass side has had an impact on the look of downtown Reykjavík as it faces the city hall on the other side of Tjörnin. It took a very long time to build due to funding problems, and has been the subject of severe criticism for what is seen as practical shortcomings and susceptibility to the Icelandic climate.

Address: Sturlugata 7, 101 Reykjavík
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  • Best time of our trip, simply majestic! The road to get there is magnificent and adrenaline guaranteed! During our visit, there was snow.
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  • After the Askja only with a four-wheel drive vehicle is available, we have booked a day trip there at "Myvatntours". All wheel bus it was 4 hours just Askja a Karsts volcanic landscape. From the parking lot, it was then about a 2.5 km walk through snow and ice to Askja. The small Crater Lake Viti before and behind the huge Askja Crater Lake - just STUNNING is the target. You simply must have seen it. My attempt to the small Crater Lake down was go on the basis of the very slippery floor to the Schlitterpartie, and I was able to take thus unfortunately no bath in the 28° warm water. For us, the Askja was the absolute highlight on Iceland. We had a wonderful day. A must-have!
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  • Super beautiful field, after a walk of about 40 minutes you are on the viewpoint and you can see the craters. We are without our tour only gone with 4 x 4 car, this makes that we were all alone on this special vantage point, what makes it even more beautiful. You have two ways to go, via the F88 and to Askja via the F910. The F88 was maybe just a little too violently and with driving through the rivers came it were above all at the linda River nice high. We are back on the F910 gone, here comes the water less hear and this road is aangenamen to drive. At Askja it is cold, we have had about each other with two sweaters.
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