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Tourist Board: New Eruption in South Iceland

The volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull glacier in south Iceland that started yesterday seems to be stable, the Icelandic Tourist Board states on its website. The web post includes practical information for travelers.

Eyjafjallajökull under normal circumstances. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Magma is melting its way through the icecap and causes increased water in rivers coming from the glacier. There were some floods in the rivers yesterday and water level is still higher than normal. There are restrictions for traveling on the south coast and necessary to get information on open roads.

Air traffic

Ash fall from the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull has affected air traffic in England and Scandinavia today and therefore traveling to and from Iceland. People are encouraged to monitor the news and learn about their rights if the flight is canceled.

Safety first

Travelers are urged to take all necessary precaution when traveling in Iceland. Further information on travelers’ safety can be found on the website www.safetravel.is that is run by Icelandic Association for search and rescue (ICE SAR).

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