There was another smaller eruption in the same volcano

  • There was another smaller eruption in the same volcano
Oct 3 2015

A few weeks before the famous eruption at Eyjafjallajokull that upset the bigger part of the aviation industry and most world travelers for a few days, there was another smaller eruption in the same volcano. When there is a significant natural disaster in Iceland, many Icelanders find it interesting and almost necessary to face the core of the event in the eye. There is a kind of peculiar urge that many Icelanders sense in times of natural disaster to approach the catastrophe instead, like most folks, run away from it. During eastern holidays in 2010 there was a substantial traffic around the smaller eruption from every direction possible. Icelanders drove over the glacier Myrdalsjokull, hiked from Þórsmörk and also from Skógar on the south side, flew on small planes and helicopters to stare the eruption in the face. As typical Icelanders, we were no exception and joined the Eastern volcano traffic. As can be seen from the photo the excitement was high. There is a reason this eruption was called tourist eruption.