Kebnekaise kĕb´nəkī˝sə [key] [Sami,=kettle top], mountain, Norrbotten prov., N Sweden; highest in Sweden. Keknekaise has two peaks, and the southern one, covered by ice, was the highest, at 6,965 ft (2,123 m) in the 1960s, but in 2019 the northern one, at 6,879 ft (2,097 m), became the highest due to melting. There are 16 small glaciers on the slopes.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Scandinavian Physical Geography