The inhabitants of farm Thorvaldseyri, located at the roots of Eyjafjallajökull Glacier, have launched a website, mbl.is reports. It traces the history of the farm, gravely afflicted by the recent eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, contains news regarding the farming, as well as the reconstruction after the eruption. The web site also contains a great deal of fascinating photographs.
Thorvaldseyri. Photo by Ólafur Eggertsson.
“Following the volcanic eruption, ash fall and flood from Eyjafjallajökull, we, inhabitants of Thorvaldseyri have received an outpour of support from individuals, businesses and volunteers, who have helped us clean and rebuild our farm and the surroundings. We are very grateful to them. We encourage people to visit ourweb site and follow life in the ashes,” the family said in a statement.
In her National Day speech yesterday, PM Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir called Ólafur Eggertsson, farmer at Thorvaldseyri, a hero, and a prime example of brave Icelanders who have overcome temporary adversity.
To visit the web site, click here.