Hofsjökull Volcano | John Seach



64.78 N, 18.92 W
summit elevation 1782 m
Subglacial volcano

Hofsjökull volcano is located in central Iceland under Hofsjökull icecap. The ice cap covers an area of 923 sq km and has a volume of 208 cubic km. The volcano contains a 11 km x 7 km, 600 m deep caldera. Lava flows have originated from flank fissures in the north and east of the icecap.

Further reading
Hall, D.K., Williams, R.S., Barton, J.S., Sigurđsson, O., Smith, L.C. and Garvin, J.B., 2000. Evaluation of remote-sensing techniques to measure decadal-scale changes of Hofsjökull ice cap, Iceland. Journal of Glaciology46(154), pp.375-388.

Hofsjökull Volcano Eruptions

No recent eruptions at the volcano.