Nordenskjöld Glacier

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This article is about the glacier in South Georgia. For the glacier in Spitsbergen, see Nordenskiöldbreen. For the glacier in Melville Bay, see Nordenskiold Glacier, Northwest Greenland. For the glacier near Disko Bay, see Nordenskiold Glacier, West Greenland.
Nordenskjold Glacier
Nordenskjold Glacier.jpg
View of the glacier terminus at Cumberland Bay.
Location in South Georgia
Location in South Georgia
Location in South Georgia
Location South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Coordinates 54°22′S 36°22′W / 54.367°S 36.367°W / -54.367; -36.367Coordinates: 54°22′S 36°22′W / 54.367°S 36.367°W / -54.367; -36.367
Terminus Cumberland East Bay, Southern Ocean

Nordenskjold Glacier is a large glacier in South Georgia.

The glacier flows north and has its terminus at the head of Cumberland East Bay, on the north coast of the island.[1] It was charted by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition and named after Otto Nordenskiöld, leader of the expedition.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nordenskjöld Glacier". Mapcarta. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Nordenskjöld Glacier" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).