The picture shows Arnarfell hiðmikla (Great Eagle Mountain) in the middle, Múlajökull glacier to the left and Þjórsárjökull glacier to the right.
Hofsjökull ( Icelandic: “ temple glacier”) is the third largest glacier in Iceland after Vatnajökull and Langjökull and the largest active volcano in the country. It is situated in the west of the [1 ] Highlands of Iceland and north of the mountain range Kerlingarfjöll, between the two largest glaciers of Iceland. It covers an area of 925 km 2, reaching 1,765 m (5,791 ft) at its summit. The [2 ] subglacial volcano is a shield type with caldera. [3 ]
Hofsjökull is the source of several rivers including the
Þjórsá, Iceland's longest river. [4 ]
In the southeast of Iceland, between the easternmost glacier tongue of
Vatnajökull (Axajökull) and Þrándarjökull, is a smaller glacier (area about 4 km²), which is also called Hofsjökull.
See also [ edit ]
^ Thordarson & Hoskuldsson, p. 72
^ National Land Survey of Iceland (2001), National Land Survey of Iceland – Geographical information , retrieved 2008-08-14 /
^ Thordarson & Hoskuldsson, p. 29
^ Thordarson & Hoskuldsson, p. 83
References [ edit ]
Thordurson, Thor; Hoskuldsson, Armann (2002), Classic Geology in Europe 3: Iceland, Harpenden, England: Terra Publishing, ISBN 1-903544-06-8
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Coordinates: 64°49′N 18°49′W / 64.817°N 18.817°W