Volcano Eruption in Iceland

by Hidden Trails 04/16/2010

Volcanic ash from Iceland snarled air traffic across Europe for a second day Friday, causing the cancellation of some 16,000 flights, according to the intergovernmental body that manages European air travel.

The ash cloud is expected to drift farther south and eastward through Europe on Friday night, Eurocontrol said, raising concerns that more countries and airports could be affected.

The cloud comes from an eruption under an Icelandic glacier that began early Wednesday. The eruption under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier -- the latest in a series that began on March 20 -- blew a hole in the mass of ice and created a cloud of smoke and ash that went high into the air.

Strangely enough things are fairly normal in Iceland. They have had strong winds blowing the ash away from the island.

So far only a few of the HiddenT rails customers are affected and most of them have let us know that their flights will be a go or only have slight delays. We doing our best to make transfer arrangemetns according to their arrival times.  At this time we do not know yet the full impact ... it will depend a bit on the winds in Europe.

We will keep you posted. 


5/3/2010 3:42:59 AM #

What an incident. I was stuck in Brodeau for 5 days. At least the place that we were staying was gorgeous.

Tes Wilson United States

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