Pårtejekna (67°10'N, 17°40'E) is situated in the Pårte massif in the southernmost Sarek national park. Its areal extension is 11 km2 and its length is 5.4 km. The accumulation area is divided into four cirques. The three largest cirques are oriented towards east and the southermost cirque is oriented to NE

The glacier was first documented by Hamberg between 1897 and 1900 (Hamberg 1901b). Hamberg made ablation measurements in the early 20th century (1910). In 1914 a meteorological observatory was built by Hamberg on the 1830 metre high Pårtetjåkkå. It was operational until 1918 and the temperature series was re-established by Tarfala Researcher in 1993. Pårteglaciären was included in the glacier front monitoring programme in 1965.
Since the late 1990s the glacier has been the subject of a glacier and climate project including mass balance, velocity and photogrammetric surveys (Klingbjer in prep.).
Hamberg, A., 1901a: Sarjekfjällen, en geografisk undersökning. Ymer 1901 (2): 145-204.
Hamberg, A.,1901b: Sarjekfjällen, en geografisk undersökning. Ymer 1901 (3): 223-276.
Hamberg, A., 1910: Die Gletscher des Sarekgebirges und ihre Untersuchung. In: Die gletscher Swedens im jahre 1908. SGU Ca 5, III: 1-26.
Holmlund, P., 1993: Surveys of Post Little Ice Age glacier fluctuations in Northern Sweden. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie 29 (1): 1-13.
Holmlund, P., 1995: Mass balance studies in northern Sweden. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie, 31: 105-114.
Holmlund,P. &Schneider, T.,1996: The effect of continentality on glacier response and mass balance. Annals of Glaciology 24: 272-276.
Schytt, V., 1968: Notes on Glaciological activities in Kebnekaise, Sweden, during 1966 and 1967. Geografiska Annaler 50A (2): 111-120.

 

 
Pårteglaciären 4 Sep., 1901. Photo Axel Hamberg
Pårteglaciären 4 Sep., 1901. Photo Axel Hamberg
 
 
Pårteglaciären 21 Aug. 2000. Photo P. Klingbjer
Pårteglaciären 21 Aug. 2000. Photo P. Klingbjer