Vatnajökull


Vatnajökull

Extensive ice field, southeastern Iceland. It covers an area of 3,200 sq mi (8,400 sq km) and has an average ice thickness of more than 3,000 ft (900 m). It contains several mountains, including Hvannadals Peak (6,952 ft, or 2,119 m), the highest peak in Iceland. There are numerous active volcanoes throughout the ice field.

Variants of VATNAJÖKULL

Vatnajökull English Vatna Glacier

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