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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06061

Kverkfjöll, seen here from the north, is a large subglacial volcano at the NE end of the Vatnajökull icecap.  The Dyngjujökull glacier, an outflow sheet of the Vatnajökull icecap, appears in the foreground during a 1977 glacial surge.  Two elliptical ice-filled calderas, 8 x 5 km in diameter, have been identified at Kverkfjöll volcano.  An associated fissure swarm can be traced 60 km to the NE.  Subglacial historical eruptions have been recorded since the mid-17th century.  Photo by Oddur Sigurdsson, 1977 (Icelandic National Energy Authority).

Kverkfjöll, seen here from the north, is a large subglacial volcano at the NE end of the Vatnajökull icecap. The Dyngjujökull glacier, an outflow sheet of the Vatnajökull icecap, appears in the foreground during a 1977 glacial surge. Two elliptical ice-filled calderas, 8 x 5 km in diameter, have been identified at Kverkfjöll volcano. An associated fissure swarm can be traced 60 km to the NE. Subglacial historical eruptions have been recorded since the mid-17th century.

Photo by Oddur Sigurdsson, 1977 (Icelandic National Energy Authority).


Kverkfjöll