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Hofsjökull

Land of glaciers.

Hofsjökull – “temple glacier” – is the largest active volcano and the third-largest glacier in Iceland. It is the source of major rivers on the island including its longest, Þjórsá.

In this shot taken from a helicopter, we see the outlet glacial tongue Múlajökull and glacial rivulets that coalesce in this neighbourhood to give rise to Þjórsá. The sight is a geologists’ delight; a trained eye will discern several classical features of this glacial field.

Hofsjökull and Múlajökull, Iceland

Múlajökull glacial tongue
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
 
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