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Gígjökull Glacier

Located in South Iceland, Gigjökull is one of two glaciers that descend from the main Eyjafjallajokull Ice cap. Eyjafjallajökull is the fifth largest glacier in Iceland and one of the most active volcano systems of Iceland. In the year 2010 an eruption in Eyjafjallajökull caused major flight disruption in Europe. The name itself became a well known tongue twister as most news anchormen around the globe had difficulty pronouncing it. Gígjökull flows northward toward Þórsmörk and the water from Gígjökull runs into the Markárfljót river. The lagoon at the base of Gígjökull disappeared after the eruption in the Eyjafjallajökull ice cap in 2010. Gígjökull is only a short detour on the way into Þórsmörk.

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