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This is a fisheye view of the volcanic crater Víti at Askja taken during my second cycling tour across the interior of Iceland in August 2010.

Askja is a stratovolcano situated in the central highlands of Iceland. The Víti explosion crater, seen here, contains a geothermal lake of mineral-rich, sulphurous, intense turquoise coloured water which remains at a steady 27°C. In spite of being extremely malodorous, it is popular for bathing.

Öskjuvatn, seen in the background, is a large lake that fills much of the smaller caldera resulting from the 1875 eruption.

The figure on the left is Georg, one of my cycling companions.


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Taken on August 4, 2010