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| Aerial view of Esjufjoll (background) from the SE, with the
glacier Breidamerkurjokull calving icebergs into its terminal lake
(photo by Oddur Sigurdsson)   <click to enlarge>

Esjufjöll
    5774 ft (1760 m) .
Location: Southeast Iceland, southern Vatnajokull,
40 miles (65 km) west of Hofn
Lat / Long: 64.3° N, 16.7° W
Volcanic Type: Stratovolcano (subglacial)
Volcanic Status: Active, last eruption 1927
First Ascent:
First Ski Descent:
Skiable Vertical: over 5500 ft (1700 m)



Esjufjoll is a nearly completely ice-covered volcano in the southeastern part of the massive Vatnajokull icefield. It provides another standard entry point for traverses of Vatnajokull, with easy access up the broad glacial tongue of Breidamerkurjokull, which nearly reaches the coastal highway.



More photos and info about routes, access, etc. may be added in the future ...


Topographic map of Esjufjoll (1:100,000 scale)
    <click to enlarge>




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