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Hofsjökull

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  • Iceland
  • Iceland and Arctic Ocean
  • Subglacial
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 64.833°N
  • 18.766°W

  • 1765 m
    5791 ft

  • 371090
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Hofsjökull.

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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 Hofsjökull. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Hofsjökull 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 Hofsjökull.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Hofsjökull.

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

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

Title: Brunahraun
Publisher: DMA
Country: Iceland
Year: 1988
Series: C761
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Brunahraun

Title: Midsudurland
Publisher: Geodetic Institute, Landmaelingar Islands
Country: Iceland
Year: 1988
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Midsudurland

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: Kalfafell (Horgslands, Vestur-Skaftafellssysla)
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iceland
Year: 1951
Series: C762
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Kalfafell (Horgslands, Vestur-Skaftafellssysla)

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

Title: Sveinstindur (Vestur Skaftafellssysla)
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iceland
Year: 1951
Series: C762
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Sveinstindur (Vestur Skaftafellssysla)

Title: Geirlandshraun (Vestur-Skaftafellsysla)
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iceland
Year: 1950
Series: C762
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Geirlandshraun (Vestur-Skaftafellsysla)
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 9 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 115624 Tholeiite -- --
NMNH 117449-1 Obsidian Rhyolite flow; Kerlingarfjoll --
NMNH 117449-2 Obsidian Kerlingarfjoll --
NMNH 117449-3 Perlite Kerlingarfjoll --
NMNH 117449-4 Basalt Kerlingarfjoll --
NMNH 117449-5 Obsidian Kerlingarfjoll --
NMNH 117449-6 Obsidian Kerlingarfjoll --
NMNH 117449-7 Scoria Kerlingarfjoll --
NMNH 117449-8 Obsidian Kerlingarfjoll --
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