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Icelandic Travel Industry: Eruption Seems Stable

By Iceland Review

The following statement was released by the Icelandic Travel Industry Association (SAF) and posted on the website to explain the situation of the volcanic eruption in Iceland and stress that travelers have no reason to worry.

Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The eruption in south Iceland that started Saturday seems to be stable, according to scientists. The eruption is located in Fimmvörduháls, a passage between two glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull.

No reason for travelers to worry

There are no reasons for travelers to worry about their trip to Iceland. There are some restrictions for traveling near the eruption and it is necessary to get information on open roads.

On Vídir Reynisson, divisional manager of the Civil Protection Department, said their goal is to allow tourists to travel to the area near the volcanic eruption zone on Fimmvörduháls so they can view the spectacle up close.

It is difficult to predict how long the volcanic eruption will last. It could end tomorrow but it could also last for days, weeks or even months.

People keen on traveling near the eruption site should take the utmost precautions.

Click here to read about possible risks and safety regulations.

Click here to read the latest news about the eruption.

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