Vatnajökull Glacier Ice Cap, Iceland
Valley glaciers reach into lower lying areas from the Vatnajökull Glacier in Iceland’s Skaftafell National Park. The largest ice cap by volume in Europe, Vatnajökull covers more than 8 percent of the island. Seven volcanoes and an ice cavern system are situated beneath the Vatnajökull ice cap. Iceland’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnúkur, is located in the southern periphery of Vatnajökull. This 1999 Landsat 7 image shows the southeast portion of the glacier.