A group of people from the Scout Rescue Team stayed in a hut in Grímsvötn last night. They had been exercising in the area. They left the hut at noon on Saturday but an eruption started around 6 PM.
The Grímsvötn eruption shortly after it started. Photo Grétar Einarsson/mbl.is
According to mbl.is Hilmar Adalsteinsson, a leader in the group, said that they are now staying a hut in Skálafellsjökull glacier. All are well.
“Some of the group stayed in Grímsvötn and left at noon,” Adalsteinsson said. He said that the group noticed nothing unusual. He said that a group that climbed Hrútafellstindar in the southern part of Vatnajökull glacier felt that they smelled sulfur this morning.
More than one hundred people climbed Öræfajökull, Iceland’s highest peak on Saturday. They saw nothing unusual.
If you have photos or observations about the current eruption, please send them to us at [email protected].
We are still short of our goal of 1.000 facebook friends at the end of May. Please click the like button at the bottom of the page.