Relevant websites and guides


The Ice School:

The Icelandic Glaciological Society - Glacier variations:

University of Iceland - Institute of Earth sciences:

Virkisjökull observatory:

NASA - Time machine:

Friends of Vatnajökull:



Kieran Baxter - transition videos:
Heinabergsjökull 1982-2017 transition:
Fláajökull 1982-2017 transition:
Hoffellsjökull 1982-2017 transition:

James Balog:

Drone video glacial lagoons:

Breiðamerkurjökull calving:

Calving at Breiðamerkurjökull (Eyjólfur Magnússon):

Calving at Helheim glacier in Greenland (Chasing Ice):


Trail guides

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Melting glaciers - a brouchure

Melting glaciers - A natural laboratory to study climate change [PDF 13 MB]

Sources of scientific information presented in the brochure “Melting glaciers”from The Vatnajökull National Park and references to sources for further information. [PDF 484 kb]

Overview of Icelandic glaciers at the end of 2020 [PDF 726 KB]