Myrdalsjokull Glacier in Iceland
The Myrdalsjokull (1480m) is the fourth largest glacier with an area of about 590 km². It rests on a very volcanically active mountain ridge, which erupted in 1918. Its volcano is called Katla and its crater is estimated to have a diameter of about 10 km. Eruptions can start in many places outside or within the crater and cause great glacier bursts. Quite a few glacier bases flow down onto the lower lying areas and dischargea great volume of water.Tourists traveling on the glacier have to be extremely careful about crevasses on this particular glacier.