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Eruption Live on Webcam: Icebergs Like Floating Rocks

By Iceland Review

With the ash fall in southeast Iceland caused by the current eruption in the Grímsvötn volcano, the appearance of the major tourist attraction Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon by the foot of Vatnajökull, has changed significantly—the icebergs look like floating rocks.


A screenshot from Míla’s webcam of Jökulsárlón. Click here to watch a live broadcast from the eruption zone.

“It is cool but not for any good reasons,” commented Elva Björg Elvarsdóttir, a 14-year-old girl from Hveragerdi who is staying with her relatives at Hestgerdi by Höfn, to

Elvarsdóttir has been unable to go home because the Ring Road has been closed to the west, although it might open today. She went to the lagoon yesterday to check out its condition. Click here to see the photos she took.

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