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The glaciers of the Skana massif

The Skana massif from E The Skana massif from E, July 28, 1998. (47 kB)

The Skana massif is a pretty high, but rounded mountain massif between Kukkesvagge-Lietjitjaure and Akkajaure in northern Sarek. The highest peak is Skanatjåkkå (1767 m). In the northern part the massif is crossed by the valley Vuoskelvagge. The Skana massif contains 3 glaciers.

Table over the glaciers of the Skana massif with basic data

# Name Type Area (km2) Length (km) Lowest point (m) Highest point (m) Height difference (m)
1. Alep Skanajekna Ice cap 0.13 0.5 1485 1620 135
2. Lulep Skanajekna Ice cap 0.94 1.5 1350 1590 240
3. Kiebnatj-jekna Cirque glacier 0.11 0.5 1280 1495 215
Total 1.18


1. Alep Skanajekna

Alep Skanajekna (0.13 km2) is a small ice cap (or dead ice) on the south slope of Skanatjåkkå. It is not plotted on the mountain map.


2. Lulep Skanajekna

Alep and Lulep Skanajekna from E Alep and Lulep Skanajekna from E, July 28, 1998. (44 kB)

Lulep Skanajekna (0.94 km2) is a fairly large ice cap on the southeast slope of Skanatjåkkå. It ends in a small lake and has large (presumably ice-cored) terminal moraines.


3. Kiebnatj-jekna

Kiebnatj-jekna (0.11 km2) is a small cirque glacier in the deep cirque Kiebnatjkåppe on the north side of Skanatjåkkå. Neither this glacier is plotted on the mountain map.


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