The Askja caldera
located in Vatnajökull National Park
First Dive Expedition to Askja
In 2011 the DIVE.IS team decided it is time to dive another dive site that no one had dived before. Some of us had visited Askja on land and had wondered what the diving in Iceland´s second largest lake must be like. The visibility looked good. The hike to Askja lake from the parking lot was loooong. Nothing prepared us for this experience.
We had a mission, so on this first expedition we drove a 10 hour drive straight from Reykjavik to Askja.
On a tour today we would ideally combine this trip with a number of stops on the way to and back from Askja such as to Strýtan, Nésgjá, Litla á, Tear of Odin and Davidsgjá.
hike - most extreme physical challenge to hike with all dive gear
Diving in Askja lake
amazingly colourful agae
220m deep - second deepest in Iceland
how it came to existence
story of missing German scientists