Fourth largest glacier in Iceland
Mýrdalsjökull glacier is the fourth largest glacier in Iceland, covering an area of 535 km2 and is 140 km3. The highest points are Hábunga (1497 m), Goðabunga (1510 m), Austmannsbunga (1377) and Kötlukollar (1320 m), which form the outer line of the caldera of Katla volcano. Many cauldrons, up to 50 m deep and a few hundred meters in diameter, are in the glacier that are formed due to geothermal areas underneath the glacier. The thickness of the glacier varies greatly between areas, with the average thickness being 230 m and the thickest part about 740 m in the northern part of the caldera of Katla. Many outlets glaciers flow from Mýrdalsjökull glacier and the most well-known are Sólheimajökull, Entujökull and Kötlujökull.
Celebrating Earth Heritage
How to visit the Katla Geopark
Katla UNESCO Global Geopark is in central South Iceland