HofsjÃ¶kull (Icelandic: âtemple glacierâ) is the third largest glacier in Iceland after VatnajÃ¶kull and LangjÃ¶kull and the largest active volcano in the country. It is situated in the west of the Highlands of Iceland and north of the mountain range KerlingarfjÃ¶ll, between the two largest glaciers of Iceland. It covers an area of 925Â km2, reaching 1,765Â m (5,791Â ft) at its summit. The subglacial volcano is a shield type with caldera.
HofsjÃ¶kull is the source of several rivers including the ÃjÃ³rsÃ¡, Iceland's longest river.
In the southeast of Iceland, between the easternmost glacier tongue of VatnajÃ¶kull (AxajÃ¶kull) and ÃrÃ¡ndarjÃ¶kull, is a smaller glacier (area about 4Â kmÂ²), which is also called HofsjÃ¶kull.
- Glaciers of Iceland
- Iceland plume
- List of volcanoes in Iceland
- ^ Thordarson & Hoskuldsson, p. 72
- ^ National Land Survey of Iceland (2001), National Land Survey of Iceland â" Geographical information, retrieved 2008-08-14Â /
- ^ Thordarson & Hoskuldsson, p. 29
- ^ Thordarson & Hoskuldsson, p. 83
- Thordurson, Thor; Hoskuldsson, Armann (2002), Classic Geology in Europe 3: Iceland, Harpenden, England: Terra Publishing, ISBNÂ 1-903544-06-8Â