Breiðamerkursandur

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Breiðamerkursandur is the outwash plain in front of Hrútárjökull, Fjallsárjökull and Breiðámerkurjökull. These glaciers reached their maximum postglacial extent during the latter half of the 19th century, forming a classical piedmont glacier. In the end of the 19th century Breiðámerkurjökull reached 250m far to th coast (Thordarson et al., 2002).