New Video of Grímsvötn Ash, Glacier Like a Desert Skip to content

New Video of Grímsvötn Ash, Glacier Like a Desert

Filmmaker Pétur Kristján Gudmundsson took a few videos of the movements of the ash cloud during the eruption in Grímsvötn, May 21-28. He has now edited them and made them public on, as reported on

Grimsvotn Ash Cloud Timelapse from Petur K. Gudmundsson on Vimeo.

Meanwhile, a geologist who recently traveled to the eruption zone on Vatnajökull glacier to measure the ash layer after the Grímsvötn eruption described the trip to as a drive through the Hekla desert.

The ash layer closest to the crater has a thickness of tens of meters.

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Please note: The next issue of the print edition of Iceland Review will include extensive coverage of the eruption. If you subscribe now, you will receive a photo book by IR editor/photographer Páll Stefánsson of the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull as a gift.

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