Photo Series from the First Minutes of Iceland Eruption Skip to content

Photo Series from the First Minutes of Iceland Eruption

By Iceland Review

Police officer and travel guide Ingólfur Bruun caught pretty amazing photos of the first minutes of the volcanic eruption in Grímsvötn, showing how the damp and ash plume develops from a small puff to a gigantic mushroom-shaped cloud.


A slideshow with his photos were posted on; click here to look at it.

Bruun was traveling in Skaftafell on Saturday when the eruption started.

He was located on the Skeidarársandur plains when he took the pictures, approximately one kilometer west of the bridge across the Gígjukvísl river, at N 63° 56.712 W 17° 23.729, to be precise.

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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