Severny Island, Russia
The 100 m false-colour image of 1 July 2016 shows us Novaya Zemlya archipelago with Severny Island (northern) and Yuzhny Island (southern) , separated by the narrow Matochkin Strait. Severny Island, approx 400 km north of the Russian mainland, has an area of 48,904 km². 40% of the island is covered by the Severny Island ice cap which is the largest glacier by area and by volume in Europe. Severny Island is known for its numerous glaciers. Yuzhny Island has an area of 33,275 km², which is smaller than the northern island Severny. West of Yuzhny Island lies the Barents Sea, and to the east the Kara Sea.