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Skjaldbreiður
Skjaldbreidur Herbst 2004.jpg
Skjaldbreiður as seen from Þingvellir
Elevation 1,060 m
Translation broad shield (Icelandic)
Location
Location  Iceland
Coordinates 64°24′36″N, 20°45′44″W
Geology
Type Shield volcano
Age of rock 9,000 years

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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