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peak: see ÖraefajökullÖraefajökull
, mountain, Vatnajökull National Park, SE Iceland, rising from the Vatnajökull glacier. Öraefajökull is an ice-covered, three-peaked volcano.
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the highest point in southern Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 2, 119 m and is perpetually covered with snow and glaciers.

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Nor did it take place when, after days of overcast, the skies opened up and revealed Iceland's highest peak, Hvannadalshnukur, a snowy Taj Mahal soaring into the blue.
To cite a few minor points, the elevation of Hvannadalshnukur, Iceland's highest mountain, is given as 2110 m on pages 18, 34, 128, and 205, but 2111 m on p.