Öraefajökull Volcano | John Seach



64.00 N, 16.65 W
summit elevation 2119 m

Öraefajökull is the highest mountain in Iceland.
It is located at SE end of the Vatnajökull icecap. It is a stratovolcano with a large ice-filled caldera. There is a high average snowfall in the area.

Further reading
Palais, J.M., Taylor, K., Mayewski, P.A. and Grootes, P., 1991. Volcanic ash from the 1362 AD Oraefajokull eruption (Iceland) in the Greenland ice sheet. Geophysical Research Letters18(7), pp.1241-1244.

Prestvik, T., 1980. Petrology of hybrid intermediate and silicic rocks from Öræfajökull, southeast Iceland. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar101(4), pp.299-307.

Öraefajökull Volcano Eruptions

1727-28 (VEI 4), 1632 (VEI 5).