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Esjufjöll

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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
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Esjufjöll.

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

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

Title: Sudausturland (SE Iceland)
Publisher: Icelandic Museum of Natl History, Geodetic Survey
Country: Iceland
Year: 1985
Series: Geol Maps of Iceland
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Sudausturland (SE Iceland)

Title: Sudausturland
Publisher: Geodetic Institute, Landmaelingar Islands
Country: Iceland
Year: 1984
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Sudausturland

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

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

Title: Skeidhararjokull
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iceland
Year: 1950
Series: C762
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Skeidhararjokull

Title: Svinafell
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iceland
Year: 1950
Series: C762
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Svinafell
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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