Askur, Hornfirðingahólmi (1926)

The small island in Öskjuvatn (Dyngjufjöll, Askja) was created during a phreatomagmatic eruption in the 220m deep caldera lake during the year 1926. It rises from the Öskjuvatn just north of the highest point of the Dyngjufjöll, named Þorvaldstindur or Thoroddsentindur in older literature.

 

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Hornfirðingahólmi, Askja, Öskjuvatn, Askja, Dyngjufjöll, 1875, 1926, Knebelsee, Ina von Grumbkow
Askur seen from Mývetningahraun. The mountain slide from 2014 visible behind.
Hornfirðingahólmi, Askja, Öskjuvatn, Askja, Dyngjufjöll, 1875, 1926, Knebelsee, Ina von Grumbkow
Askur in a calm summer night, seen from the western shore of Öskjuvatn
Hornfirðingahólmi, Askja, Öskjuvatn, Askja, Dyngjufjöll, 1875, 1926, Knebelsee, Ina von Grumbkow
Askur, seen from the Austurfjöll. Despite beginning of August there is still a lot of ice floating on Öskjuvatn.

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