Tindfjallajökull (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈtʰɪntˌfjatlaˌjœːkʏtl̥]) is a stratovolcano in the south of Iceland. It has erupted rocks of basaltic to rhyolitic composition, and a 5-km-wide caldera was formed during the eruption of the 54,000-year-old Thórsmörk Ignimbrite. It is capped by a glacier of 19 km². Its highest peak is Ýmir [ˈiːmɪr̥] (1462m), which takes its name from the giant Ýmir of Norse mythology. The most recent eruption was at an unknown time in the Holocene.
|Elevation||1,462 m (4,797 ft)|
|Parent range||Mid-Atlantic Ridge|
|Last eruption||Possibly Holocene|
The name means "Tindfjöll glacier". Tindfjöll ([ˈtʰɪntˌfjœtl̥], "peak mountains") is a ridge that extends to the south of the glacier.
The rivers that flow from the glacier are Hvítmaga to the north-east, Gilsá to the south, Þórólfsá to the south-west, Valá to the north-west and Blesá to the north. Hvítmaga, Gilsá and Þórólfsá drain into Markarfljót while Valá and Blesá drain into Eystri Rangá.
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