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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07546

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).

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).


Tindfjallajökull