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Sólheimajökull Glacier

Hiking Sólheimajökull Glacier, South Iceland.

Sólheimajökull Glacier is an outlet glacier from the south-western part of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. It is about 8 km long and 1-2 km wide.  River Jökulsá discharges it, and is sometimes called “The Stinking River” because of its emission of sulphuric acid from sub-glacial high temperature areas. Icelandic Mountain Guides offer guided glacier hikes up the glacier tounge which I highly recommend.

Here is an awesome timelapse of Sólheimajökull glacier by the Extreme Ice Survay.

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