Volcano Erruption in Iceland

by Ryan Schmidt [Hidden Trails] 05/24/2011

The Volcano Grímsvötn is one of the most active volcanos in Iceland. There were eruptions in 2004, 1998 and 1996 and many before that. They usually do not last long and ash distribution occurs mostly during the first days of the eruption. The volcano is located under the Vatnajökull glacier ice cap in the South-East of Iceland. Most of the ash did fall directly underneath the glacier in the area from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Skaftafell. We do not operate any riding tours in this area and none of our partner farms is located there. Little ash distribution occurred in other places and the West of Iceland did not experience any ash fall. The area where your group is going to ride in is not effected. The eruption is stable for now and ash production has dropped by half. For security reasons all domestic and international flights were cancelled for one day, but flights, both international and domestic are operating again.
There are a couple of websites in English monitoring the eruption: www.icenews.is and www.iceland.is

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