Information about Eyjabakkajökull

The large, north-eastern tongue is Eyjabakkajökull.Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by NASA.

Eyjabakkajökull is a northeastern glacial tongue of the great Vatnajökull glacier, the largest ice cap in Iceland.

Explore this area of Iceland on a self drive tour.

Eyjabakkajökull stretches down the Devil’s Pass to the mud flats of Eyjabakkar, where you can find many tributaries of the great river, Jökulsá á Fjöllum. This is a key breeding area for pink-footed geese.

Eyjabakkajökull stands beside Mt. Snæfell, Iceland’s tallest freestanding mountain.

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