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Tourists Stuck at Iceland Volcanic Eruption Site

People located at the cabin Baldvinsskáli on the Fimmvörduháls mountain pass in south Iceland, close to the volcanic eruption, contacted the police in Hvolsvöllur this morning to report that they were stuck.

One of the lava falls at the eruption site. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The weather conditions are stormy and not suitable for traveling. The tourists contacted the police through an emergency line, mbl.is reports.

The hikers, who are foreign tourists, have supplies for the rest of the day and are fairly comfortable inside the cabin but cannot hike back down the mountain pass during the current weather conditions.

It is believed that the hikers have spent two nights at the mountain pass because search and rescue team members stationed at Skógar didn’t notice any tourists embarking on the Fimmvörduháls route yesterday.

Emergency crews will fetch the tourists later today. The current traveling conditions for driving up the mountain pass on jeeps or crossing Mýrdalsjökull glacier are extremely poor.

Police recommend that no one travel to see the volcanic eruption today.

Click here to read more about the volcanic eruption on Fimmvörduháls.

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