Information about Tindfjallajökull

Located in south Iceland, Tindfjallajökull ('The glacier of peak mountains') is a stratovolcano that is covered by a small glacier of 19 km². Tindfjöll ('peak mountains') is a mountain range that extends south of the ice cap.​


The volcano itself has erupted basaltic and rhyolitic compositions. Its 5-km-wide caldera formed following a cataclysmic eruption 54,000 ago, when the volcano emptied its magma chamber and collapsed into itself. Tindfjallajökull's highest peak, Ýmir, (1462m), is named after the father of all giants in Norse mythology.  

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Tours near Tindfjallajökull

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