Photos: Volcanic Ash Cover in South Iceland

ash-kirkjubkl12_robertasmickeviciusThe following pictures were taken by Robertas Mickevicius in Kirkjubaejarklaustur, south Iceland, yesterday. They show how the ash emitted by the Grímsvötn volcano covers the ground, lava fields and everything else, turning the usually beautiful surroundings into a gray and gloomy landscape.

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New Ash Pictures and Latest Volcano Update

grimsvotn-ash01_helgajonsThe Civil Protection Department of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic police has decided to close the road from Vík to Freysnes (Skaftafell). The visibility in the area is extremely poor, only four meters. The following pictures were sent by Helga Jónsdóttir and Iurie Belegurschi.

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