Suottasglaciären is a 8.1 km2 valley glacier on the northern side of the Sarek massif(67°28'N, 17°35'E). Hamberg made velocity measurements 1895 and 1896 and took photographs of its tongue. Suottasglaciären has an icefall just below the ELA. The total recession since the turn of the century is about 1 km. The recession rate declined during the 1970s and is now very low

In the beginning of the 1980s a nunatak appeared in the ice fall. The glacier was photographed by air photography in 1960, 1972, 1978, 1980 and 1990. A map in the scale 1:10 000 was constructed based on the 1980 photographs. The ice cored frontal moraines have been dated by Karlén (Denton and Karlén 1972).

Hamberg, A., 1910: Die Gletscher des Sarekgebirges und ihre Untersuchung. In: Die gletscher Swedens im jahre 1908. SGU Ca 5, III: 1-26.

Denton, H.G. and Karlén, W., 1975: Holocene glacial variations in Sarek National Park, northern Sweden. Boreas 5: 25-56.

Schytt, V., 1968: Notes on Glaciological activities in Kebnekaise, Sweden, during 1966 and 1967. Geografiska Annaler 50A (2): 111-120.

Holmlund, P., 1993: Surveys of Post Little Ice Age glacier fluctuations in Northern Sweden. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie 29 (1): 1-13.