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The larger glaciers of Storsteinsfjell

Storsteinsfjell from N Storsteinsfjell from N, July 29, 1995. (47 kB)

Storsteinsfjell is an alpine area with sharp peaks and ridges, a western continuation of the Kebnekaise mountains in Sweden if you will. The highest peak is Storsteinsfjell (1893 m) and the largest glacier is Storsteinsfjellbreen.

Table over the larger glaciers of Storsteinsfjell with basic data

#Name Type Area (km2) Length (km) Lowest point (m) Highest point (m) Height difference (m)
1. Sildvikbreen Cirque glacier 1.47 1.9 975 1475 500
2. Blåisen Valley glacier 2.23 2.2 875 1405 530
3. Passejekna Valley glacier 3.29 2.4 935 1600 665
4. Kapperjekna Ice cap 1.65 1.1 1020 1545 525
5. Ristajekna Valley glacier 1.91 2.3 1190 1685 495
6. Taskojekna Ice cap 1.58 0.8 1100 1405 305
7. Ållajekna Cirque glacier 1.64 1.8 1125 1450 325
8. Pädnajekna Ice cap 1.38 1.5 1150 1420 270
9. Rienatjekna Glacier complex 2.47 2.3 950 1560 610
9a. of which Nuortap Rienatjekna Valley glacier 1.86 2.4 950 1560 610
9b. of which Årjep Rienatjekna Cirque glacier 0.61 1.3 1070 1445 375
10. Kuinarjekna Glacier complex 2.02 2.6 1030 1675 645
10a. of which Nuortap Kuinarjekna Cirque glacier 1.20 1.6 1030 1675 645
10b. of which Årjep Kuinarjekna Cirque glacier 0.82 1.9 1135 1675 540
11. Sälkajekna Glacier complex 6.83 5.8 1085 1655 570
11a. of which Nuortap Sälkajekna Ice cap 0.64 1.3 1160 1600 440
11b. of which Alep Sälkajekna Cirque glacier 2.06 1.9 1090 1620 530
11c. of which Kaska Sälkajekna Cirque glacier 1.34 1.6 1085 1645 560
11d. of which Lulep Sälkajekna Valley glacier 2.79 2.4 1110 1655 545
12. Storsteinsfjellbreen Cirque glacier 12.12 5.5 960 1840 880
12a. of which Nordre Storsteinsfjellbreen Valley glacier 2.62 3.1 1120 1800 680
12b. of which Austre Storsteinsfjellbreen Glacier complex 2.81 2.1 1090 1490 400
12c. of which Søre Storsteinsfjellbreen Ice cap 6.69 5.3 960 1840 880
13. Måskojekna Valley glacier 1.32 1.8 1100 1530 430
14. Njuorjojekna Ice cap 1.97 1.5 1140 1500 360
15. Unnariepasjekna Glacier complex 4.97 3.6 1210 1640 430
15a. of which Alep Unnariepasjekna Ice cap 1.75 2.4 1240 1550 310
15b. of which Lulep Unnariepasjekna Ice cap 3.22 2.5 1210 1640 430
16. Tjanjajekna Ice cap 1.04 1.6 1215 1575 360
17. Riukojekna Ice cap 1.61+ 1.9 1115 1450 335
Total 49.50

Plus sign after area value means that the glacier is larger, and that part of it lies in Sweden. The number indicates the area on Norwegian territory.


1. Sildvikbreen

Sildvikbreen (1.47 km2) is a fairly large cirque glacier on Ruoidnatjårro in northern Storstein mountains.


2. Blåisen

Blåisen from NE Blåisen from NE, July 28, 1995. (50 kB)

Blåisen (2.23 km2) is a mid-sized valley glacier south of Sildvikvatnet in northern Storstein mountains. During a few years in the 1960s mass balance measurements was performed here by NVE. The glacier is also called Päjojekna in Lappish.


3. Passejekna

Passejekna (3.29 km2) is a complex and rather steep valley glacier in northern Storstein mountains. Until quite recently it calved in lake Passejaure.


4. Kapperjekna

Kapperjekna (1.65 km2) is an ice cap on Sälkatjåkka in the central Storstein mountains.


5. Ristajekna

Ristajekna from N Ristajekna from N, July 28, 1995. (49 kB)

Ristajekna (1.91 km2), a small valley glacier, lies at the north side of Ristatjåkka north of Sälkajaure.


6. Taskojekna

Taskojekna (1.58 km2) is a narrow and elongate ice cap on the east side of Taskorieppe.


7. Ållajekna

Ållajekna (1.64 km2), a pretty large cirque glacier in a fairly shallow depression, lies east of Ållatjåkka in the easternmost Storstein mountains.


8. Pädnajekna

Pädnajekna (1.38 km2) is an ice cap south of Valfovagge in the eastern Storstein mountains.


9. Rienatjekna

Rienatjekna from NE Rienatjekna from NE, July 29, 1995. (71 kB)

Rienatjekna (2.47 km2) is a small glacier complex in the central Storstein mountains.

9a. Nuortap Rienatjekna

Nuortap Rienatjekna (1.86 km2) is the larger, northern part of Rienatjekna. There are some crevasse zones in the upper parts of the glacier.

9b. Årjep Rienatjekna

Årjep Rienatjekna (0.61 km2) is a small cirque glacier, which is a part of Rienatjekna.


10. Kuinarjekna

Kuinarjekna (2.02 km2), a steep and heavily crevassed glacier complex, lies on the east side of Kuinartjåkka.

10a. Nuortap Kuinarjekna

Nuortap Kuinarjekna (1.20 km2) is a steep cirque glacier, which creates a regenerated glacier below a precipice. The glacier is a part of Kuinarjekna.

10b. Årjep Kuinarjekna

The icefall of Kuinarjekna from Storsteinsfjell The icefall of Kuinarjekna from Storsteinsfjell, July 29, 1995. (49 kB)

Årjep Kuinarjekna (0.82 km2), a part of Kuinarjekna, is a heavily crevassed cirque glacier with a 500 m wide and 200 m high icefall in the lower parts.


11. Sälkajekna

Sälkajekna from N Sälkajekna from N, July 29, 1995. (103 kB)

Sälkajekna (6.83 km2) is a fairly large glacier complex on the north side of the Storstein massif. There is a kind of shelf in the mountain wall where a row of glaciers lie beside each other.

11a. Nuortap Sälkajekna

Nuortap Sälkajekna (0.64 km2), the northwesternmost part of Sälkajekna, is a small ice cap.

11b. Alep Sälkajekna

Lulep, Kaska, and Alep Sälkajekna from NW Lulep, Kaska, and Alep Sälkajekna from NW, July 29, 1995. (82 kB)

Alep Sälkajekna (2.06 km2) is a mid-sized cirque glacier and a part of Sälkajekna. This glacier earlier reached almost down into Sälkajaure.

11c. Kaska Sälkajekna

Kaska Sälkajekna from N Kaska Sälkajekna from N, July 29, 1995. (105 kB)

Kaska Sälkajekna (1.34 km2) is a cirque glacier in Sälkajekna. Its southern part is rather steep.

11d. Lulep Sälkajekna

Lulep Sälkajekna (2.79 km2) is a small valley glacier in the eastern part of Sälkajekna. This one also stretched almost out into the lake at the previous turn of the century.


12. Storsteinsfjellbreen

Storsteinsfjellbreen, Sälkajekna 
and Ristajekna from KårsatjåkkaStorsteinsfjellbreen, Sälkajekna and Ristajekna from Kårsatjåkka, August 16, 1986. (161 kB)

Storsteinsfjellbreen (12.12 km2) is the largest continuos icefield in the Storstein mountains. it consists of three parts, of which Søre Storsteinsfjellbreen is the largest.

12a. Nordre Storsteinsfjellbreen

Storsteinsfjellbreen from E Storsteinsfjellbreen from E, July 31, 1995. (107 kB)

Nordre Storsteinsfjellbreen (2.62 km2) is a rather steep valley glacier in Storsteinsfjellbreen. It starts up beneath the sharp peaks of Storsteinfjell and glides down northwards towards Sälkajaure, which it almost reached in earlier times.

12b. Austre Storsteinsfjellbreen

Austre Storsteinsfjellbreen (2.81 km2) is the easternmost part of Storsteinsfjellbreen, and is of ice cap type.

12c. Søre Storsteinsfjellbreen

Søre Storsteinsfjellbreen (6.69 km2), the largest part of Storsteinsfjellbreen, is a quite large valley glacier flowing down towards SE in a shallow arc. It has mostly gentle slope, except in the upper parts. During two periods, in the 1960s and the early 1990s mass balance measurements were performed here by NVE. During the Little Ice Age the glacier reached some 1.2 km farther out than now. From the end of the road in Norddalen you can get up to the snout in half an hour.


13. Måskojekna

Måskojekna (1.32 km2), is a small valley glacier in the southwestern part of the Storsteinsfjell massif.


14. Njuorjojekna

Njuorjojekna (1.97 km2), a small valley glacier, lies south of Ippotjåkka in the southern Storstein mountains.


15. Unnariepasjekna

Unnariepasjekna (4.97 km2) is an ice cap in the southern Storstein mountains.

15a. Alep Unnariepasjekna

Alep Unnariepasjekna (1.75 km2) is the western part of Unnariepasjekna, and is an orthodox ice cap.

15b. Lulep Unnariepasjekna

Lulep Unnariepasjekna (3.22 km2), a transition type between cirque glacier and ice cap, is the larger southern part of Unnariepasjekna.


16. Tjanjajekna

Tjanjajekna (1.04 km2), is a small ice cap NW of Riukojekna in southern Storstein mountains. NVE has during a few years performed mass balance measurements on this glacier.


17. Riukojekna

Riukojekna (1.61+ km2) is an ice cap on the border between Norway and Sweden, which country the largest part of the glacier lies in. Counting the Swedish part the area is 6.10 km2.


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