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Hofsjökull Glacier, Iceland

64.8N 18.7W

September 18th, 2009 Category: Volcanoes

Iceland - August 13th, 2009

Iceland - August 13th, 2009

Hofsjökull, identifiable as the large dark area in the center of this  orthorectified image, is the third largest glacier in Iceland and the largest active volcano in the country.

It is situated at the west of the Highlands of Iceland and north of the mountain range Kerlingarfjöll, between the two largest glaciers of Iceland. It covers an area of 925 km2, reaching 1,765 m at its summit.

The subglacial volcano is a shield volcano with a caldera. The glacier itself is also the source of several rivers including the Þjórsá, Iceland’s longest river.

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