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Photo of Massive Iceberg off Northwest Iceland

By Iceland Review

One of the icebergs which was spotted off Northwest Iceland on Sunday is now located 26 nautical miles west of Straumsnes in the West Fjords.

icebergs_west_fjords_visir_screen_shotA screen shot of the article and photo on visir.is.

The iceberg reportedly stands at least ten meters out of the ocean. Typically, around one tenth of the volume of an iceberg can be seen above water. It is therefore thought that the iceberg is up to 100 meters in height, visir.is reports.

A photo of the iceberg taken by Halldór Sveinbjörnsson can be seen on visir.is.

As reported yesterday, it is unlikely that any polar bears are on the icebergs. Sometimes polar bears—which are not native to Iceland—drift from Greenland towards the country on sea ice and swim ashore.

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