All these cones on Solheimjokul are alluvial cones. Sediment and ash collects in hollows on the glacier and manages to insulate the ice so it melts slower than the area surrounding it. When the ice surrounding it has reduced due to melting, picturesque cones are left behind.

All these cones on Solheimjokul are alluvial cones. Sediment and ash collects in hollows on the glacier and manages to insulate the ice so it melts slower than the area surrounding it. When the ice surrounding it has reduced due to melting, picturesque cones are left behind.