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Gihtsejieg?a glacier, Nordland, Norway

Gihtsejieg?a is one of the largest glaciers in mainland Norway. It is located in the municipality of Tysfjord in Nordland county, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of the village of Kjøpsvik, on the border with Sweden. The name of the glacier comes from the Lule Sami language. The elevation of the glacier ranges from 1,500 to 870 metres (4,920 to 2,850 ft) above sea level. The highest point of the glacier sits right below the summit of the 1,520-metre (4,990 ft) tall Bjørntoppen.

Year: 2015

From album: Sea Ice, Icebergs, Glaciers, Snow and Permafrost in the Arctic Region

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Arctic change climate Ecosystems Environment Europe ice Nation program Temperature United

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