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Skjaldbreiður
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Skjaldbreiður as seen from Þingvellir
Highest point
Elevation 1,060 m
Naming
English translation broad shield
Language of name Icelandic
Geography
Location  Iceland
Geology
Age of rock 9,000 years
Mountain type Shield volcano

Skjaldbreiður(Skyald-bray-thur) is a volcano in Iceland. It is 1,060 metres tall, and its crater measures roughly 300 metres in diameter. Skjaldbreiður translated in English means broad shield and is the name for shield volcano.


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