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Information sur Bruarjokull

Type
Glaciers
Destination
Rif, Iceland
Conviviale et familiale
Oui

Vatnajökull has numerous glacier tongues extending from it. Bruarjokull is the largest.Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, NASA. No edits made.

Brúarjökull is a 1600 sq km (617 sq mi) glacier tongue extending from Iceland's largest ice-cap, Vatnajökull

Explore this area on a self drive tour in Iceland.

Brúarjökull is the largest glacier tongue of its kind, extending 55 km (34 mi) down into the Central Highlands, reaching such low elevations as 700 m (2297 ft) above sea level. 

As with all ice-caps, Brúarjökull is capable of extending and retreating, depending on the circumstances. The first recorded glacial burst was in 1810. 

In 1964, Brúarjökull burst again, advancing 8 kilometres in only several days; the uproar could be heard from the valley of Fljótsdalur, miles away. The glacier would go on to surge again twenty years later, in 1984.