Tungnafellsjökull

Photo of this volcano
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 64.75°N
  • 17.916°W

  • 1523 m
    4995 ft

  • 373040
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tungnafellsjökull.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Tungnafellsjökull.

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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.

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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