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The glaciers of the Tuopte massif

The Tuopte massif from SE The Tuopte massif from SE, July 14, 1981. (40 kB)

The Tuopte massif is a high mountain massif north of eastern Torne träsk in eastern Abisko mountains. The highest peak is Tuoptetjåkka (also known as Salmetjåkka) (1603 m). The massif contains 2 glaciers.

Table over the glaciers of the Tuopte massif with basic data

# Name Type Area (km2) Length (km) Lowest point (m) Highest point (m) Height difference (m)
1. Tuoptejekna Cirque glacier 0.19 0.5 1170 1410 240
2. Altasjekna Cirque glacier 0.09+ 0.3 1320 1405 85
Total 0.28+

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


1. Tuoptejekna

Tuoptejekna (0.19 km2) is a small cirque glacier east of Tuoptetjåkka´s east summit. It extends down into a small lake.


2. Altasjekna

Altasjekna (0.09+ km2), a small cirque glacier on the north side of Altastjårro, lies only partly in Sweden.


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