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  • Iceland
  • Iceland and Arctic Ocean
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Unrest / Holocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 64.25°N
  • 16.583°W

  • 1620 m
    5315 ft

  • 374020
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Esjufjöll.

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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

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1927 Sep 5 ± 4 days ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 1  
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Esjufjöll.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Esjufjöll.

Photo Gallery

The subglacial Esjufjöll volcano rises at the upper left part of the photo above Breidamerkurjökull glacier, with its prominent medial moraines. Icebergs calved from the massive glacier can be seen floating in Jökulsárlón lake, which drains into the Atlantic Ocean (extreme lower right). Esjufjöll is located at the SE part of the Vatnajökull icecap, north of Öræfajökull volcano, and may contain a central caldera. A minor eruption in 1927 that produced a large jökulhlaup is the only known historical activity from Esjufjöll.

Photo by Oddur Sigurdsson, 1986, (Orkustofnon, Icelandic National Energy Authority).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The Global Volcanism Program has no maps available for Esjufjöll.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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