Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Askja (Icel. basket), the largest volcano in Iceland, near the centre of the island, with a vast crater 17 miles round and 23 square miles in area, containing a hot-water lake five miles round. Its height is 4,633 feet above sea. It first attracted general attention during a great eruption in 1875. There are, however, traces of many earlier eruptions.