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Vatnajökull

Range TypeMiscellaneous physical or political Feature
Highest PointHvannadalshnúkur (2110 m/6923 ft)
CountriesIceland
Area18,277 sq km / 7,057 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent158 km / 98 mi North-South
231 km / 144 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long64° 19' N; 16° 52' W
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Map of Vatnajökull
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IcelandLevel 4 (Parent)
         VatnajökullLevel 5
                 OraefajökullLevel 6 (Child)



Major Peaks of the Vatnajökull

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange6
1.Hvannadalshnúkur21106923Oraefajökull
2.Bárðarbunga20096591 
3.Kverkfjöll19206299 
4.Snæffel18336014 
5.Grimsfjall17195640 
6.Grimsfjall-Sviahnúkur-vestri17005577 
7.Þverártindsegg15545098 
8.Jökulgilstindar13134308 
9.Blátindur11953921 
10.Kristínartindar11263694Oraefajökull
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange6
1.Hvannadalshnúkur21106923Oraefajökull



Photos of Peaks in the Vatnajökull

Hvannadalshnúkur
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Hvannadalsnúkur, the icy top of Iceland (2006-07-22). Photo by James Barlow.
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Blátindur
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Great campsite on the way up Blátindur, Iceland (2009-07-18). Photo by James Barlow.
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