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Askja, Iceland

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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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  • If you plan a trip to Iceland you cannot miss Askja lava desert and caldera. You definitely need a 4x4 outlander to drive there safely (SUV are not recommended) and then you have to walk for another h...  more »
  • My friend and I have reached the two lakes with our dear Suzuki Jimny through Dedo122 and the F910 on a beautiful sunny day. It was an absolutely amazing journey through landscapes to leave absolutely speechless. Felt like I was on another planet! And swimming in the Lake was one of the most exciting experiences of my life. If you design a trip to Iceland you can't absolutely miss in my opinion, although unfortunately will help to increase the evil of Iceland (which I still 5 months away).
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  • Title say it all, I was amaze by what I have seen and the road in our tiny Jimny was fun. The caldera and crater there are very beautiful. Didn't go for a swim though, was very slippery because of the...  more »