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Sorsdal Glacier

Sorsdal Glacier (68°41′S 78°15′E / 68.683°S 78.250°E / -68.683; 78.250Coordinates: 68°41′S 78°15′E / 68.683°S 78.250°E / -68.683; 78.250) is a heavily crevassed glacier, 15 nautical miles (28 km) long, flowing westward along the south side of Krok Fjord and the Vestfold Hills and terminating in a prominent glacier tongue at Prydz Bay. Discovered in February 1935 by a Norwegian expedition in the for Lief Sorsdal, a Norwegian dentist and a member of the party from Thorshavn that landed at the northern end of the Vestfold Hills.

Sorsdal Glacier Tongue (68°42′S 78°0′E / 68.700°S 78.000°E / -68.700; 78.000) is the prominent seaward extension of Sorsdal Glacier into Prydz Bay. Discovered by Captain Klarius Mikkelsen in 1935 and named in association with Sorsdal Glacier.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Sorsdal Glacier" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

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