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.

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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