Ok, the glacier that once was.

Icelandic Glaciers Rapidly Retreating

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Drangajökull glacier in September, 2001.

Drangajökull Glacier Could be Gone by 2050

6 Feb Drangajökull glacier in the West Fjords of Iceland could disappear in the next 30 years.

On a cloudy day, the blue color dominates.

Captivating Colors of Newly Found Ice Caves

8 Dec Three beautiful ice caves were recently discovered in Skeiðarárjökull glacier, an outlet glacier from the southern part of Vatnajökull glacier.

A large chunk of ice from Fjallsjökull glacier falls into Fjallsárlón glacial lagoon.

Glacier in Motion

6 Sep 2019 Nature was on the move when Morgunblaðið photographer Ragnar Axelsson recently visited Fjallsárlón glacial lagoon

A view of the disappearing Ok.

Memorial Service for Glacier

19 Aug 2019 Numerous people attended a memorial service yesterday for the glacier Ok in the Icelandic highlands. A plaque was placed where the glacier used to be.

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

They ‘Dig Their Own Grave’

30 Jul 2019 “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 2019 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 2019 “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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 “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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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.

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