Björlings glaciär(67°54'N, 18°32'E) is a valley glacier on the south eastern rim of the Kebnekaise massif. Björlings glaciär has an area of 1.6 km2. It is situated in a slightly overdeepened basin and its maximum depth is 225 m. Close to the terminus there are large ice cored lateral moraines. There are about 9 different generations, dated by Karlén (1973)
The glacier is named after the first Swedish conquer of the summit of Kebnekaise. In 1910 the glacier was visited by Enquist who draw a detailed map based on terrestrial photographs of the upper part of the glacier. The glacier was first described by Svenonius (1910) and later by Schytt (1959).
Printed maps are available from 1951 (Woxnerud 1951) and 1980. In addition aerial photographs are available from 1946, 1959, 1969, 1972 and 1990.
The most famous trail to the southern summit of Kebnekaise is crossing this glacier. Every summer some thousands of tourists, led by guides from the nearby mountain station, are climbing the trail named "Östra leden" or "Gudjohnsens led".
Karlén, W., 1973: Holocene glacier and climatic variations, Kebnekaise mountains, Swedish Lapland. Geografiska Annaler 55A (1): 29-63.
Schytt, V., 1959: The glaciers of the Kebnekajse-massif. Geografiska Annaler 41 (4): 213-227.
Svenonius, F., 1910: Studien über den Kårso- und die Kebnegletscher nebst Notizen über andere Gletscher im Jukkasjärvigebirge. In: Die gletscher Schwedens im jahre 1908. SGU, Ca 5, I:1-54.
Woxnerud, E., 1951: Kartografiska arbeten i Kebnekajse. Geografiska Annaler 33 (3-4):121-130.