Skaftá, one of the rivers south of Vantajökull glacier started flooding this morning. The Civil Protection Department has issued a warning that tourists should be aware that the sulfur level in the air is dangerously high. You can smell the sulfur in the beginning but when the level is dangerously high the smell disappears.
The flood started this morning and at 15.00 the water has increased considerably but nowhere close to what is expected at peak level. The flood had been expected by experts and they think the flood will be at its peak within two days, according to mbl.is.