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Eruption Causes Delayed Flights and Road Closure

Considerable delays have been announced for flights arriving with the Icelandic airlines today. However, departures that are scheduled from Keflavík International Airport this afternoon will probably be on time, although some departures were delayed this morning.


From the ash-stricken area. Photo by © Robertas Mickevicius.

Icelandair’s plane from Bergen, Norway, which was scheduled to land shortly after 3 pm is now scheduled to land shortly before 10 pm, reports.

Also, the arrival of a plane from Stockholm is delayed by at least three hours and a flight from Paris is expected to land almost five hours later than originally scheduled. Follow flight updates on

The ash cloud from Grímsvötn disrupted flights in northern Europe this morning, including the British Isles.

Although the ash cloud is now approaching Germany, it is not expected to cause as much disturbances to air traffic as the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull last year.

The Ring Road between Vík and Freysnes (Skaftafell) in south Iceland will remain closed due to poor visibility caused by an ash storm. The situation will be reassessed tomorrow morning.

Click here for general information about the eruption in Grímsvötn from Promote Iceland.

Please note: The next issue of the print edition of Iceland Review will include extensive coverage of the eruption. If you subscribe now, you will receive a photo book by IR editor/photographer Páll Stefánsson of the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull as a gift.

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