Calved iceberg from the Lilliehˆˆkbreen glacier drifting in the Lilliehˆˆkfjorden, fjord branch of Krossfjorden in Albert I Land, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway
Arndt Sven-Erik/© Arndt Sven-Erik
Impossible to miss at the northern end of the Lilliehöök Fjord, the Lilliehöökbreen glacier is one of the largest on Svalbard. The narrow fjord is often filled with icebergs of all shapes and sizes, created by calving ice from this immense glacier. Both the glacier and the fjord are named after the Swedish commander Gustaf Bertil Lilliehöök, who in 1861 participated in the Swedish expedition to Spitsbergen led by Otto Torell. The world’s glaciers are sensitive monitors of climate conditions and are crucial to scientists for gauging sea levels and the planet’s water resources.