Police estimate that up to one thousand people went to the eruptions site at Fimmvörduháls after the place was opened up again Thursday afternoon. The eruption is similar in strength as before.
Most people left the area between 20 and 22 last night, but some stayed the whole night, including some of the members of rescue crews, who are always on hand. Most stayed out of trouble, but one man injured his leg around 20 and had to get medical care. Reports that Iceland Review has from the site indicate that there were close to 1.500 people who made it, even though the area was closed until noon.
Many came on SUVs and the place where many parked looked like a crowded parking lot by a supermarket. People respected the limitation on travel close to the eruption, put in place after the new crater opened up, practically in the middle of the crowd on Wednesday night. The traffic was so intense that policemen had to be directing cars in some instances. It was most popular to come on foot and some were leaving for the five hour journey back as late as 22 in the evening.