Eiríksjökull

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Eiríksjökull

Eiríksjökull (Icelandic for "Eirík's glacier") is a glacier north-west of Langjökull in Iceland, with an area of 22 km2 (8.5 sq mi) reaching a height of 1,675 m (5,495 ft),[1] making it the largest table mountain in Iceland.[2] Rising over 1,000 m (3,300 ft) above its surrounding, the lowest 350 m (1,150 ft) of a hyaloclastite (móberg) tuya formed presumably by a single subglacial volcanic activity is capped by a 750 m (2,460 ft) thick lava shield.[2][3] It is currently dormant or extinct in terms of volcanic activity.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Land Survey of Iceland (Icelandic)
  2. ^ a b Thordurson, Thor; Hoskuldsson, Armann (2002). Classic Geology in Europe 3: Iceland. Harpenden, England: Terra Publishing. p. 161. ISBN 1-903544-06-8. 
  3. ^ Einarsson, Þorleifur (2005). Geology of Iceland. Mál og menning. p. 76. ISBN 9979-3-0689-0. 
  4. ^ skimountaineer.com - Eiríksjökull


Coordinates: 64°46′24″N 20°24′34″W / 64.77333°N 20.40944°W / 64.77333; -20.40944