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Solheimajokull Glacier - Iceland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie
N 63° 31.971 W 019° 22.165
27V E 581077 N 7045992
Quick Description: Solheimajokull Glacier is located in Iceland.
Location: Iceland
Date Posted: 7/11/2012 9:48:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMEVVB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Razak
Views: 10

Long Description:
The glacier snout Solheimajokull is the southwestern outlet of the Myrdalsjokull icecap.

It is about 8 km long and 1-2 km wide. River Jokulsa discharges it, and is sometimes called “The Stinking River” because of its emission of sulphuric acid from sub-glacial high temperature areas.

The glacier advanced about 900 metres during the last few centuries, but retreated greatly from 1930 to 1964. In the nineties it advanced and almost managed to cover the Jokulhaus hill.

Icelandic Mountain Guides offer hiking trips up the glacier tongue (3 hours), and equip the participiants with everything.

Look at the glacier moving: (visit link)
Mountain / landmass name: Myrdalsjokull icecap

Glacier type: ice

Travel time (approximate): 1:00 AM

Final access method: Hiking trail

Safe viewing location: N 63° 32.029 W 019° 21.673

Photograph submitted: yes

Park name (if any): Not listed

Parking / trail head / boat launch: Not listed

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