The Langjökull (means long glacier) is, with an area of 953 km² and a volume of 195 km³, the second largest ice cap in Iceland. The largest ice cap in Iceland is the Vatnajökull. The highest point of the Langjökull ice cap is 1’450 m above sea level. Under its icecap are situated the volcanic system Prestahnúkur in the southwest and Hveravellir in the northwest.
Iceland 1976, Langjökull seen from Húsafell.
Painting of Asgrimur Jonsson (1876-1958).
Iceland 1977, Langjökull in the background.
Iceland 2007, the ice front Eystri-Hagafellsjökull of the Langjökull ice cap
The stamp was issued in sheets of 10 stamps and in the miniaturesheet "Glaciers in Iceland".