Around 45 people are currently located in Langidalur valley in Thórsmörk north of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier, 30 of whom are traveling with the Icelandic Touring Association (FÍ). Chief Constable at Hvolsvöllur Sveinn Rúnarsson said the tourists must stay in Thórsmörk for the time being.
The Markarfljót river in Thórsmörk. Its water level is rapidly increasing. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Broddi Hilmarsson at FÍ told visir.is early this morning that the travelers are safe where they are now. He added that he doesn’t see any signs of the eruption.
Meanwhile the flow in the Markarfljót river has increased significantly and the water level has risen by 84 centimeters within a short period of time. The water flow to the lagoon by the glacial tongue Gígjökull has also increased.
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