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Flights to Iceland Have Resumed. Now You Can See the Big Volcano

This morning flights from Keflavík Airport were on schedule to Oslo, Stockholm and Glasgow. However, the flights to Copenhagen and Amsterdam were canceled. Little by little those who have been stranded in Iceland are going back to their home countries. This means that hotel space is opening up again, which means that once again people have a chance to see this new and totally different eruption.

Many expect that in the next few days lava will start flowing from the craters. Should that happen, a totally beautiful scene should appear since Eyjafjallajökull is much more visible from the main road than the remote Fimmvörduháls. So if you missed the first eruption and want to see the one that caused much of Europe so much trouble, now is the time.

A rumor started circulating that Hekla had started to erupt. Hekla of course is a very beautiful volcano, but it hasn’t shown any activity in ten years and geologists haven’t measured any earthquake activity in the Hekla area. (That said, Hekla has erupted every ten years in the past decades and the last eruption was in 2000.)

The next big volcano to fear is Katla, which lies underneath the Mýrdalsjökull icecap and is a larger volcano than Eyjafjallajökull. In the three previous Eyjafjallajökull eruptions in the last thousand years, Katla always followed within a year or so. We shall see if history repeats itself once again.

Hekla over the weekend. She looks safe. Photo: Benedikt Jóhannesson/Iceland Review

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