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The glaciers of the Nieras massif

The Nieras massif from SE The Nieras massif from SE, August 11, 1994. (39 kB)

The Nieras massif lies between Teusadalen and Akkajaure-Kårtjejaure, east of Kungsleden in southern Kebnekaise. The highest peak is Rappattjårro (1677 m), and the massif contains 6 glaciers.

Table over the glaciers of the Nieras massif with basic data

# Name Type Area (km2) Length (km) Lowest point (m) Highest point (m) Height difference (m)
1. Nuortap Nierasjekna Cirque glacier 0.22 0.7 1250 1450 200
2. Stuor Nierasjekna Ice cap 2.28 2.1 1325 1620 295
3. Kaska Nierasjekna Ice cap 0.35 1.2 1405 1630 225
4. Årjep Nierasjekna Cirque glacier 0.18 0.5 1330 1580 250
5. Alep Nierasjekna Ice cap 0.43 0.8 1340 1570 230
6. Lulep Nierasjekna Cirque glacier 0.22 0.4 1115 1460 345
Total 3.68


1. Nuortap Nierasjekna

Nuortap Nierasjekna (0.22 km2) is a small cirque glacier on the north side of Nieras.


2. Stuor Nierasjekna

Stuor Nierasjekna (2.28 km2), the largest glacier in the massif, is an ice cap of considerable size that lies atop the plateau of Nieras. Kaska Nierasjekna previously was a part of this one.


3. Kaska Nierasjekna

Kaska Nierasjekna (0.35 km2) is a small ice cap on Nieras. Previously this one was a part of the much larger Stuor Nierasjekna.


4. Årjep Nierasjekna

Årjep Nierasjekna (0.18 km2) is a small cirque glacier on Nieras. It ends in a little lake.


5. Alep Nierasjekna

Alep Nierasjekna (0.43 km2) is an ice cap on the south side of Nieras.


6. Lulep Nierasjekna

Lulep Nierasjekna (0.22 km2) is a small cirque glacier on Nieras. It ends in a small lake.


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