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The larger glaciers of Svartisen

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Svartisen is quite simply the area around Svartisen. Of course it is dominated by the two huge ice caps, but there are other significant ice fields as well. The highest peak within the area is Ørfjellet (1751 m) at the northeast edge. The two Svartisens (which are anything but black (svart=black in ordinary Norwegian); "svartis" means glacier ice in the local dialect) and their immediate vicinity have each got an own subdivision, and the rest of the larger glaciers of the area are discussed under the heading Saltfjellet.

The glaciers in these mountains are mostly of ice cap type, but alpine glaciers can be found in e.g. southern Vest-Svartisen and in Beiardalen.

Contents

  • The larger glaciers of Svartisen, arranged after district


  • Table over the glaciers of Svartisen larger than 5 km2 (glacier complexes treated as one unit)


  • Table over the glaciers of Svartisen larger than 5 km2 (glacier complexes divided into ice streams)

  • (For the interested, information concerning classification, naming, and measurements.)


    The larger glaciers of Svartisen, arranged after district

    Vest-Svartisen
    Vest-Svartisen
    Øst-Svartisen
    Øst-Svartisen
    Saltfjellet
    Saltfjellet


    The glaciers of Svartisen larger than 5 km2

    (Glacier complexes treated as one unit)

    Name Area (km2) Type District
    1. Vest-Svartisen 220.88 Glacier complex Vest-Svartisen
    2. Øst-Svartisen 149.80 Glacier complex Øst-Svartisen
    3. Simlebreen 24.58 Glacier complex Saltfjellet
    4. Høgtuvbreen 21.38 Glacier complex Øst-Svartisen
    5. Spidsbreen 14.00 Glacier complex Øst-Svartisen
    6. Habresfonna 10.69 Glacier complex Saltfjellet
    7. Glombreen 7.42 Glacier complex Vest-Svartisen
    8. Fjøsdalsbreen 5.11 Glacier complex Saltfjellet
    9. Glomvassbreen 5.04 Glacier complex Saltfjellet


    The glaciers of Svartisen larger than 5 km2

    (Glacier complexes divided into ice streams)

    Name Area (km2) Type Glacier complex
    1. Storglombreen 58.69 Ice cap Vest-Svartisen
    2. Austerdalsisen 55.06 Ice cap Øst-Svartisen
    3. Engabreen 36.21 Ice cap Vest-Svartisen
    4. Fingerbreen 25.67 Valley glacier Øst-Svartisen
    5. Sørdalsbreen 20.02 Ice cap Øst-Svartisen
    6. Flatisen 16.43 Valley glacier Vest-Svartisen
    7. Fonndalsbreen 14.90 Ice cap Vest-Svartisen
    8. Lappbreen 11.96 Ice cap Øst-Svartisen
    9. Nordre_Nunatakbreen 8.78 Ice cap Øst-Svartisen
    10. Frokosttindbreen 8.64 Ice cap Vest-Svartisen
    11. Terskaldbreen 7.97 Ice cap Vest-Svartisen
    12. Austre_Nordfjordbreen 7.89 Ice cap Vest-Svartisen
    13. Austre_Steintindbreen 6.79 Cirque glacier Vest-Svartisen
    14. Midtre_Nordfjordbreen 6.42 Ice cap Vest-Svartisen
    15. Nordre_Holmvassbreen 6.03 Ice cap Vest-Svartisen
    16. Søre_Holmvassbreen 5.97 Ice cap Vest-Svartisen
    17. Habresbreen 5.80 Valley glacier Habresfonna
    18. Svartisheibreen 5.40 Valley glacier Vest-Svartisen
    19. Vestre_Glomdalsbreen 5.30 Ice cap Vest-Svartisen


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