A view of the disappearing Ok.

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Glaciers on the south side of Vatnajökull "dig their own graves."

They ‘Dig Their Own Grave’

30 Jul “Almost all glaciers being monitored in Iceland are retreating, and this is their response to a warming climate.”

Ice cave in Langjökull glacier. The picture was taken in 2004.

Want to Dig Tunnel in Race Against Time

5 Jul The company Mountaineers of Iceland has been granted permission to dig a 100-m (328-ft) ice tunnel into the south part of Langjökull glacier.

Vatnajökull glacier. Grímsvötn volcano and Grímsfjall mountain in the foreground.

Climate Crisis Could Delay Rescue Efforts on Glacier

7 Jun “Rescue missions could be delayed for hours, even for half a day or a whole day.”

The route over Tungnaárjökull is impassable.

Route over Glacier Impassable

5 Jun Due to the climate crisis, scientists were unable to access Vatnajökull glacier this year by the regular route over Tungnaárjökull glacier.

From Snæfellsjökull glacier.

Area of Glaciers Decreases by 215 km2

6 May Presently, the largest single land form change in Iceland is due to retreating glaciers.

Scientists on top of Snæfellsjökull glacier on Monday.

Snæfellsjökull Glacier Gone by 2050?

26 Apr “Due to climate warming, Snæfellsjökull glacier has been fast retreating for the past 25 years and will, if the trend continues, be mostly gone around the middle of this century.”

Tourists run for their lives as huge waves approach in Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon.

Tourists Escape Waves from Calving Glacier - On Video

1 Apr Tourists narrowly escaped yesterday in Southeast Iceland as Breiðamerkurjökull glacier calved in Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, triggering huge waves.

RAX and Oddur Sigurðsson spoke of the dark future for Iceland's glaciers.

Iceland's glaciers will disappear within 200 years due to global warming

27 Mar Geologist and glacier specialist Oddur Sigurðsson made a lecture last night in Háskólabíó with Morgunblaðið phtoographer Ragnar Axelsson and dr. Tómas Guðbjartsson on the future of Iceland's glaciers.

Geologist Haraldur Gunnarsson at Eystri-Hagafellsjökull, a glacier that has retreated by 700 metres in the space of one year.

Toes of Icelandic glaciers retreating

20 Feb Are Icelandic glaciers going to vanish? Glaciologist Hrafnhildur Hannesdóttir says that glacier toes in Iceland are retreating and that glacial lagoons are being formed in front of many of the places where they are measured which makes access difficult.

The glacier bus stuck in ice.

Glacier bus carrying 37 tourists stuck in ice

1 Mar 2018 Glacier bus Sleipnir was stuck for 12 hours in glacial sludge near Langjökull glacier on Tuesday.

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VIDEO: Clear changes to Öræfajökull volcano

14 Dec 2017 Renowned Morgunblaðið photographer Ragnar Axelsson has flown three times across Öræfajökull since the ice cauldron was first spotted in the caldera on November 17th. His photographs have been vital for scientists to make a 3D model of the glacier to help them see what IN earth is going on.

The lagoon is beneath Skaftárkatlar in Vatnajökull glacier

Research on sub-glacial lakes might help find life on icy moons

10 Jul 2017 A new strain of bacteria found in a lake underneath Vatnajökull, Iceland’s greatest glacier, revealed how life might thrive in sub-surface oceans on the icy moons around Saturn and Jupiter, according to Phys.org.

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Video: New interactive glacier exhibit opens in Reykjavik's Pearl building

30 Jun 2017 Now you can experience being in an ice cave whilst in Reykjavik as a new exhibition on glaciers opened at The Pearl.

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Kit Harington on Iceland: Saw global warming with my own eyes

30 Jun 2017 Actor Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow on The Game of Thrones series spoke to Time Magazine about the new series, filmed again partly in Iceland. He says he saw global warming with his own eyes in Iceland and that it was terrifying.

Hikers on Mýrdalsjökull, South Iceland.

Iceland's glaciers - giants of nature

19 May 2017 Iceland is covered by over 4,500 square miles of glaciers, and they are located in all of the nation’s regions. The largest, Vatnajökull, is Europe’s largest glacier and covers a staggering 8% of the country.

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