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Vatnajökull

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Ice Cave in Iceland - Vatnajökull glacier

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Vatnajökull Ice Cap Shrinking, Iceland - Time Lapse

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Exploring ICE CAVES in Vatnajökull - Europe's largest glacier

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Vatnajökull icecap

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Aerial view of Hoffellsjokull, an outlet glacier of the Vatnajokull ice cap, Iceland, August 2018

Vatnajökull, also known as the Water Glacier in English, is the largest and most voluminous ice cap in Iceland, and one of the largest in area in Europe. It is the second largest glacier in area after Austfonna on Svalbard in Norway but, nevertheless, larger by volume. It is located in the south-east of the island, covering more than 9% of the country.
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