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Svínafell | Warning sign
WI_is088.jpg Skaftafell | Northern lightsThumbnailsSvínafellsjökull with landslide deposit

A system of growing rock fractures on Svínafellsheiði has raised concerns with regard to a potential landslide cascade involving Svínafellsjökull and its proglacial lakes. A volume of several tens of millions of cubic metres is potentially susceptible to catastrophic failure. The area around the glacier tongue remains open to visitors, but building restrictions came into effect and warning signs were installed.

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Sunday 1 September 2019 by Martin Mergili in Europe / Iceland (957 visits)