Tindfjallajokull

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 63.78°N
  • 19.57°W

  • 1463 m
    4799 ft

  • 372040
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tindfjallajokull.

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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Tindfjallajokull. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Tindfjallajokull page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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Photo Gallery


Tindfjallajökull, one of the oldest late-Quaternary volcanoes of the eastern volcanic zone of Iceland, is seen here from the ESE. The Thórsmörk ignimbrite accompanied formation of a 5-km-wide caldera during the Pleistocene. The NW rim of the caldera is overtopped by the Tindfjallajökull icecap, which forms the smooth flat surface at the summit. About a dozen small eruptions took place during the late Pleistocene or early Holocene, mostly from vents north and west of the caldera.

Photo by Oddur Sigurdsson, 1976 (Icelandic National Energy Authority).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


There are no samples for Tindfjallajokull in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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