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Sólheimajökull

Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier that descends from the southwest corner of Mýrdalsjökull. It is a so-called "climate glacier" as it responds rather quickly to climate changes. Access to the glacier tongue is good because it reaches down to the lowlands and possible to go hiking on the glaciers with tour operators from the parking lot.

Large and rapid changes have taken place on the glacier in recent years, and one clear example of this is the increased distance required to approach the glacier trail.

Sólheimajökull has long been a research topic for glaciologists, but glacier research can tell us a lot about climate and climate change over the centuries, but the glacial history of Sólheimajökull is in many ways unusual when compared to other Icelandic glaciers.

Over a hundred years ago, the glacial footprints of Sólheimajökull glacier lay considerably in front of the current car park.

Sólheimajökull
GPS Points N63° 31' 50.775" W19° 22' 15.185"
Postal code

871

Road number

221

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