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The glaciers of the Kiellas massif

The Kiellas massif from NE The Kiellas massif from NE, July 14, 1981. (75 kB)

The Kiellas massif is a large, and fairly high mountain massif between Abiskodalen-Torne träsk and Alesvagge-Pessisvagge in eastern Abisko mountains. The highest peak is Kiellastjåkka (1803 m), and the massif contains 12 rather small glaciers. The massif is also called Sothern Abisko Alps, and the famous trough valley the Lapp gate (Tjuonavagge) lies in it.

Table over the glaciers of the Kiellas massif with basic data

# Name Type Area (km2) Length (km) Lowest point (m) Highest point (m) Height difference (m)
1. Alep Adnjejekna Cirque glacier 0.28 1.0 1335 1575 240
2. Kaska Adnjejekna Cirque glacier 0.29 0.7 1430 1620 190
3. Årjep Adnjejekna Cirque glacier 0.15 0.4 1515 1620 105
4. Lulep Adnjejekna Ice cap 0.15 0.4 1380 1600 220
5. Tjåmuhasjekna Cirque glacier 0.05 0.3 1420 1610 190
6. Siellajekna Cirque glacier 0.37 0.8 1250 1540 290
7. Pallenrieppejekna Cirque glacier 0.62 1.4 1310 1590 280
8. Kaskasrieppejekna Cirque glacier 0.39 1.0 1355 1650 295
9. Kukkesrieppejekna Valley glacier 0.71 1.9 1295 1640 345
10. Nuortap Kiellasjekna Cirque glacier 0.24 0.9 1380 1600 220
11. Årjep Kiellasjekna Cirque glacier 0.11 0.4 1400 1545 145
12. Pakkapahukjekna Ice cap 0.19 0.7 1380 1620 240
Total 3.55


1. Alep Adnjejekna

Alep Adnjejekna (0.28 km2) is a cirque glacier on the north sode of Adnjetjårro.


2. Kaska Adnjejekna

Kaska Adnjejekna (0.29 km2), a cirque glacier, lies on the north side of Adnjetjårro.


3. Årjep Adnjejekna

Årjep Adnjejekna (0.15 km2) is a small cirque glacier on the north side of Adnjetjårro.


4. Lulep Adnjejekna

Lulep Adnjejekna (0.15 km2) is a small ice cap on the northeast slope of Adnjetjårro.


5. Tjåmuhasjekna

Tjåmuhasjekna (0.05 km2) is a very tiny cirque glacier on the north side of Tjåmuhas.


6. Siellajekna

Siellajekna (0.37 km2) is a cirque glacier on the east side of Siellatjåkka, in the valley Pallenrieppe. Earlier it has been continuos with Pallenrieppejekna.


7. Pallenrieppejekna

Pallenrieppejekna and Siellajekna from 
Njulla Pallenrieppejekna and Siellajekna from Njulla, July 20, 1981. (61 kB)

Pallenrieppejekna (0.62 km2) is a medium-sized cirque glacier innermost in the valley Pallenrieppe. Earlier in the 20th century it was continuos with Siellajekna.


8. Kaskasrieppejekna

Kaskasrieppejekna (0.39 km2) is a cirque glacier innermost in the valley Kaskasrieppe.


9. Kukkesrieppejekna

Pakkapahukjekna, Nuortap Kiellasjekna and 
Kukkesrieppejekna from E Pakkapahukjekna, Nuortap Kiellasjekna and Kukkesrieppejekna from E, July 14, 1981. (53 kB)

Kukkesrieppejekna (0.71 km2), a small elongated valley glacier, is the largest glacier in the massif.


10. Nuortap Kiellasjekna

Nuortap Kiellasjekna (0.24 km2) is a cirque glacier on the northeast side of Kiellastjåkka.


11. Årjep Kiellasjekna

Årjep Kiellasjekna (0.11 km2) is a tiny cirque glacier on the south side of Kiellastjåkka.


12. Pakkapahukjekna

Pakkapahukjekna (0.19 km2) is a small ice cap in a shallow depression on the north side of Pakkapahuktjåkka.


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