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Iceland

1.9 km (1.2 miles) S of Skaftafell, Austur-Skaftafellssýsla, Iceland
Approx. altitude: 79 m (259 ft)
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Antipode: 64°S 163°E

Accuracy: 432 m (472 yd)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Close to confluence #3: South to the new bridge 2km away #4: Visitors display #5: Damaged bridge structures #6: North to the glacier #7: Nice new bridge

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  64°N 17°W (visit #1) (secondary, incomplete) 

#1: Looking West to the confluence, just across the river

(visited by Ken Yewell)

26-Mar-2003 -- On our trip to Iceland we were able to get close to this confluence, but the very swift Skeioara river blocked our path. This confluence lies in the middle of a flood plane that was in the World news on Nov 5, 1996.

The Vatnajokull glacier is situated over a very active volcanic zone. In the fall of 1996 the geothermal heat resulted in the Grimsvotn Lake bursting from beneath the Skeiararjokull glacier and at it's height was flowing at 50,000 m3 per sec. The damage to the steel structures on display near the new bridge is very impressive and within 2km of the confluence.


 All pictures
#1: Looking West to the confluence, just across the river
#2: Close to confluence
#3: South to the new bridge 2km away
#4: Visitors display
#5: Damaged bridge structures
#6: North to the glacier
#7: Nice new bridge
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