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Tungnafellsjökull

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  • Iceland
  • Iceland and Arctic Ocean
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 64.75°N
  • 17.916°W

  • 1523 m
    4997 ft

  • 373040
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tungnafellsjökull.

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This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

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

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Tungnafellsjökull.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Tungnafellsjökull.

Photo Gallery

The small Tungnafellsjökull central volcano lies immediately to the NW of the massive Vatnajökull icecap, which is visible at the upper left. Tungnafellsjökull contains two calderas. One is largely filled by the Tungnafellsjökull glacier (center), and the other ice-free caldera is located to the SE (left) and contains Pleistocene rhyolitic lavas. Tungnafellsjökull volcano is largely of Pleistocene age, but postglacial flank fissures on the NE side have produced young basaltic lava flows.

Photo by Oddur Sigurdsson, 1986 (Icelandic National Energy Authority).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


Title: Sprengisandur
Publisher: DMA
Country: Iceland
Year: 1989
Series: C761
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Sprengisandur

Title: Tunguhraun
Publisher: DMA
Country: Iceland
Year: 1989
Series: C761
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Tunguhraun

Title: Mid-Island
Publisher: Iceland Geodetic Survey -- Landmaelingar Islands
Country: Iceland
Year: 1988
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Mid-Island

Title: Geomorphology of Iceland
Publisher: University of Goteborg, Dept Phys Geog
Country: Iceland
Year: 1984
Map Type: Geology (Geomorphology)
Scale: 1:1,750
Map of Geomorphology of Iceland

Title: Geographical Names of Iceland
Publisher: University of Goteborg, Dept Phys Geog
Country: Iceland
Year: 1984
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:1,750
Map of Geographical Names of Iceland

Title: Nyjabaejarafrjett
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iceland
Year: 1951
Series: C762
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Nyjabaejarafrjett

Title: Steinfell
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iceland
Year: 1951
Series: C762
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Steinfell

Title: Bleiksmyrardrog
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iceland
Year: 1951
Series: C762
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Bleiksmyrardrog

Title: Haoldur
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iceland
Year: 1950
Series: C762
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Haoldur
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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