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The larger glaciers of Bardu

Nævertindbreen from SE Nævertindbreen from SE, August 16, 1986. (65 kB)

Bardu, or Inre Troms is a pretty extensive area to the north of Torne träsk. The highest peak is Njunjes (1717 m), but the area is rather more continental and only contains small (for Norwegian circumstances) glaciers. Lofoten is treated here as well.

Table over the larger glaciers of Bardu with basic data

#Name Type Area (km2) Length (km) Lowest point (m) Highest point (m) Height difference (m)
1.Bässetjekna Cirque glacier 1.52 1.1 760 1360 600
2.Stuorakaisejekna Glacier complex 2.30 4.0 1080 1525 445
2a.of which Håkåfjellbreen Ice cap 0.86 1.6 1255 1525 270
2b.of which Påveskardbreen Ice cap 1.44 1.8 1080 1525 445
3.Tverrfjellbreen Ice cap 1.09 1.2 1080 1460 380
4.Nuortap Mattajekna Ice cap 1.62 1.4 1050 1505 455
5.Årjep Mattajekna Valley glacier 1.40 2.3 1155 1590 435
6.Blåskavlen Cirque glacier 1.00 1.9 585 980 395
7.Skittendalsbreen Ice cap 1.37 1.9 870 1275 405
8.Rivtindbreen Ice cap 1.61 1.0 1010 1300 290
9.Nævertindbreen Ice cap 3.72 2.9 850 1345 495
10.Istindbreen Ice cap 1.97 1.9 900 1440 540
11.Snøtindbreen Ice cap 1.04 1.1 935 1365 430
12.Melkefjellbreen Cirque glacier 1.03 1.0 910 1310 400
13.Langfossbreen Glacier complex 4.37 3.4 750 1445 695
13a.of which Snøhattbreen Ice cap 0.70 0.9 1180 1445 265
13b.of which Iselvbreen Valley glacier 3.67 2.6 750 1445 695
14.Isbergbreen Ice cap 1.60 1.5 930 1345 415
15.Rieppejekna Ice cap 1.23 0.9 945 1300 355
16.Middagsakslabreen Ice cap 1.25 1.3 1175 1420 245
17.Spikajekna Ice cap 1.48 0.9 975 1375 400
Total 29.60


1. Bässetjekna

Bässetjekna (1.52 km2) is a cirque glacier in Istindan in the northwestern Bardu area.


2. Stuorakaisejekna

Stuorakaisejekna (2.30 km2) is a small ice cap complex on the summit plateau of Stuorakaise.

2a. Håkåfjellbreen

Håkåfjellbreen (0.86 km2) is the northern part of Stuorakaisejekna.

2b. Påveskardbreen

Påveskardbreen (1.44 km2) is the southern slightly larger part of Stuorakaisejekna.


3. Tverrfjellbreen

Tverrfjellbreen (1.09 km2) is a small ice cap on the east side of Tverrfjellet.


4. Nuortap Mattajekna

Nuortap Mattajekna (1.62 km2), an ice cap, lies on the east side of Mattakaise in the central Bardu area.


5. Årjep Mattajekna

Årjep Mattajekna (1.40 km2) is a small valley glacier in the Mattakaise massif.


6. Blåskavlen

Blåskavlen (1.00 km2) is a large cirque glacier beneath Higravtindan in the Trolltind massif. This is the largest glacier in Lofoten.


7. Skittendalsbreen

Skittendalsbreen (1.37 km2) is an ice cap on the east side of Skittendalstinden, to the north of Ofotfjorden.


8. Rivtindbreen

Rivtindbreen (1.61 km2), an ice cap, lies south of Rivtinden in the southern Bardu area.


9. Nævertindbreen

Nævertindbreen (3.72 km2) is an ice cap below Nævertinden. This glacier is seen very well from Riksgränsen.


10. Istindbreen

Istindbreen (1.97 km2) is an irregular ice cap on Istinden.


11. Snøtindbreen

Snøtindbreen (1.04 km2), a small ice cap, lies on the east side of Snøtinden.


12. Melkefjellbreen

Melkefjellbreen (1.03 km2) is a cirque glacier in a shallow depression east of Melkefjellet.


13. Langfossbreen

Langfossbreen (4.37 km2) is the largest glacier complex in the Bardu mountains; an ice cap that feeds a valley glacier.

13a. Snøhattbreen

Snøhattbreen (0.70 km2) is a small western outlet of Langfossbreen.

13b. Iselvbreen

Iselvbreen (3.67 km2), a mid-sized valley glacier and part of Langfossbreen, is partly fed by ice avalanches from the ice cap above.


14. Isbergbreen

Isbergbreen (1.60 km2) is an ice cap on Isberget to the west of Isdalen.


15. Rieppejekna

Rieppejekna (1.23 km2) is a small ice cap near the border with Sweden.


16. Middagsakslabreen

Middagsakslabreen (1.25 km2), a small ice cap, lies north of Rieppetjåkka.


17. Spikajekna

Spikajekna (1.48 km2) is an ice cap on Spikalåpme in the southern Bardu area.


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