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Öræfajökull / Glacier

Öræfajökull: Iceland’s highest mountain

Extending south from the Vatnajökull icecap and towering to around 6,870 feet (2,110 m), Öræfajökull is Iceland’s highest mountain. Its height actually varies with the season and the depth of snow and ice, since the peak itself, Hvannadalshnúkur, is topped by ice which is thickest in spring and thinnest in autumn.

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Taken on September 15, 2012