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Scandinavian Mountains in Northern Sweden

67.4N 17.5E

March 7th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Sweden - February 17th, 2010

Sweden - February 17th, 2010

The Scandinavian Mountains are a mountain range that runs through the Scandinavian Peninsula. To the north they form the border between Norway and Sweden, still reaching 2,000 m high at the Arctic circle. This orthorectified image focuses on part of the range in Sweden near the Norwegian border.

The mountains are not very tall, but are at places very steep; Kebnekaise has the highest peak on the Swedish side, at 2,104 m (6,903 ft). The combination of a northerly location and moisture from the North Atlantic ocean has caused the formation of many icefields and glaciers, which coupled with the steep mountains, creates spectacular and dramatic scenery.

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