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New Volcanic Ash Forecast, Airports Reopen in Iceland

Flights will resume at the domestic airport in Reykjavík at 9:45 am today and international flights at Keflavík Airport at 10 am. According to earlier ash distribution forecasts, it appeared as if the airports would remain closed until noon today but the situation changed at 8 am.

An Air Iceland plane prepares to land at Reykjavík airport. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

According to, the Icelandic airlines will fly to most destinations today. However, Icelandair will continue to fly to Glasgow from Akureyri in north Iceland. Travelers are asked to follow updates on flight schedules on the airlines’ websites.

The ash fall from Eyjafjallajökull glacier had a widespread effect on flights in Europe last weekend; airports in France, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland had to close temporarily yesterday. The airports in Reykjavík and Keflavík were also closed last weekend, Fréttabladid reports.

According to information from the Icelandic Meteorological Office, it appears as if the production of volcanic debris in the Eyjafjallajökull eruption decreased in the past week.

However, the volcanic activity has fluctuated and continued fluctuations can be expected. There is nothing to indicate that the eruption is coming to an end.

Click here to read more about the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull.

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