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The glaciers of the Akka massif

The Akka massif from Kallaktjåkkå The Akka massif from Kallaktjåkkå, July 20, 1986. (48 kB)

The Akka massif is a compact and staggeringly high mountain massif between Sjnjuftjutisjåkkås shallow valley and Vuojatätno - Akkajaure in northern Sarek. The highest peak is Akka Stortopp (2015 m), and the relative height difference between peak and lake, being more than 1550 m, is the highest in Sweden. The massif contains 10 glaciers.

Table over the glaciers of the Akka massif with basic data

# Name Type Area (km2) Length (km) Lowest point (m) Highest point (m) Height difference (m)
1. Västglaciären Valley glacier 0.68 1.7 1090 1680 590
2. Flygares glaciär Valley glacier 0.64 1.7 1290 1760 470
3. Rakkasjekna Cirque glacier 0.36 0.9 1270 1665 395
4. Hambergs glaciär Valley glacier 2.54 3.5 1060 1710 650
5. Hyllglaciären Valley glacier 1.41 2.2 1340 1790 450
6. Borgglaciären Cirque glacier 0.35 1.1 1320 1805 485
7. Stortoppsglaciären Cirque glacier 0.41 1.3 1250 1795 545
8. Akkajekna Cirque glacier 0.53 1.3 1435 1860 425
9. Nordostglaciären Cirque glacier 0.30 0.8 1570 1800 230
10. Maudglaciären Cirque glacier 0.13 0.4 1535 1700 165
Total 7.35


1. Västglaciären

Västglaciären from 
Ritsemjåkk Västglaciären from Ritsemjåkk, August 8, 1998. (38 kB)

Västglaciären (0.68 km2) is a small valley glacier i the western Akka massif. The glacier is pretty steep and has substantial crevasse zones.


2. Flygares glaciär

Flygares glaciär (0.64 km2), a small valley glacier north of Dubbeltoppen, is named after the mountain pioneer Natte Flygare. It seems to have relatively few crevasses.


3. Rakkasjekna

Rakkasjekna (0.36 km2) is a cirque glacier south of Dubbeltoppen.


4. Hambergs glaciär

Hambergs glaciär from 
Ritsemjåkk Hambergs glaciär from Ritsemjåkk, August 8, 1998. (58 kB)

Hambergs glaciär (2.54 km2), the largest glacier of the Akka massif, lies centrally in the massif. There is a high pass (1590 m) leading through the massif alongside its southern part. The glacier has some larger crevasse zones in its upper part, and is named after the great explorer of Sarek and scientist, Axel Hamberg.


5. Hyllglaciären

Hyllglaciären (1.41 km2) is a fairly steep valley glacier to the north of Akka Stortopp. The glacier has some crevasses, and its snout ends in two small lakes.


6. Borgglaciären

Borgglaciären (0.35 km2) is a drawn-out cirque glacier south of Akka Stortopp. The name comes from the mountain pioneer and photographer Borg Mesch.


7. Stortoppsglaciären

Borgglaciären, 
Stortoppsglaciären and Akkajekna from S Borgglaciären, Stortoppsglaciären and Akkajekna from S, August 7, 1998. (52 kB)

Stortoppsglaciären (0.41 km2) is a drawn-out cirque glacier southeast of Akka Stortopp.


8. Akkajekna

Akkajekna (0.53 km2), not to be confused with the much larger glacier complex with the same name in the Ålkatj massif, is a fairly substantial cirque glacier to the east of Akka Stortopp.


9. Nordostglaciären

Nordostglaciären (0.30 km2) is a cirque glacier northeast of Akka Stortopp. It ends in a lake, which is the highest in Sweden, with its 1570 m.


10. Maudglaciären

Maudglaciären (0.13 km2) is a small cirque glacier west of Maudtoppen.


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