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The glaciers of the Atjek massif

The Atjek massif from S The Atjek massif from S, August 6, 1990. (42 kB)

The Atjek massif lies between Teusadalen and Kaitumvagge, west of Kungsleden in southern Kebnekaise. The highest peak is Atjektjåkka (1628 m) and the massif contains 3 glaciers.

Table over the glaciers of the Atjek massif with basic data

# Name Type Area (km2) Length (km) Lowest point (m) Highest point (m) Height difference (m)
1. Atjekjekna Ice cap 1.79 1.9 1110 1585 475
2. Nuortap Retjijekna Ice cap 0.42 1.3 1205 1620 415
3. Årjep Retjijekna Ice cap 0.51 1.1 1240 1515 275
Total 2.72


1. Atjekjekna

Atjekjekna (1.79 km2) is a fairly large ice cap on the north side of Atjektjåkka. It is also called Passglaciären, and has one nunatak. The pass in question leads westward and has an altitude of some 1430 m.


2. Nuortap Retjijekna

Nuortap Retjijekna (0.42 km2), an ice cap east of Atjektjåkka, was previously continuos with Årjep Retjijekna.


3. Årjep Retjijekna

Årjep Retjijekna (0.51 km2) is an ice cap east of Atjektjåkka. Earlier it was continuos with Nuortap Retjijekna. There is a pass to the south from the glacier (1355 m).


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