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The glaciers of the Vadve massif

The Vadve massif from S The Vadve massif from S, August 30, 1986. (58 kB)

The Vadve massif is a high mountain massif north of the Kuokkel plateau in western Abisko mountains. The highest peak is Päivektjåkka (1327 m), and the massif contains 2 glaciers. Vadvetjåkka national park covers part of the massif.

Table over the glaciers of the Vadve massif with basic data

# Name Type Area (km2) Length (km) Lowest point (m) Highest point (m) Height difference (m)
1. Päivekjekna Ice cap 1.23 1.4 995 1290 295
2. Tjunojekna Ice cap 0.47+ 1.0 925 1170 245
Total 1.70+

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. Päivekjekna

Päivekjekna (1.23 km2) is a fairly large ice cap on the east slope of Päivektjåkka.


2. Tjunojekna

Tjunojekna (0.47+ km2) is an ice cap on the eastern side of Tjunotjåkka. The glacier, partly lying in Norway, reaches down rather low, to 925 m above sea level.


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