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  • Iceland
  • Iceland and Arctic Ocean
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 63.783°N
  • 19.716°W

  • 1464 m
    4803 ft

  • 372040
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Tindfjallajökull. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Tindfjallajökull 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 Tindfjallajökull.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Tindfjallajökull.

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.
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: 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
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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