The volcanic eruption at Eyjafjallajokull has caught a lot of
attention lately. The volcanic ash is carried by winds to Europe
and causing serious interruptions to flight schedules.
Here are a few photos from the eruptions as well as links to
Volcano Eruption – Beginning Small
Eyjafjallajokull is a big mountain of 1666 meters height.
The first eruption starts on the north side of the mountain on
the 20th of March 2010. We are among the first to make an
excursion to see the volcanic eruption.
After our journey a lot of interested tourists came hiking,
driving and even flying and they can get really close.
At 1200°C the lava glows. These are real melted rocks just
starting to cool off.
The ash gives the sun a special color and the helicopter adds to
To see the lava fall down the canyon is simply spectacular.
These have to be the heavies falls on Earth!
The size of the falls can clearly be estimated when you have the
big 4x4s and the copter to compare to.
The lava flows slowly and engulfs and melts the snow on its way.
Volcano Eruption – Winning Photos
A volcanic eruption like this one is a fantastic opportunity to
take some amazing photos. Here are two from a photo competition:
The winning photo by Jóhannes Styrkár Skúlason
Volcano Eruption – All Out
On 14th of April the eruption at Fimmvorduhals has died but a
new and much bigger volcanic eruption has started in the top
crater of Eyjafjallajokull. As the crated is full of ice it
takes a some effort for the eruption to melt its way through the
200-300 meter thick ice.
Here are a few of the best photos of the bigger volcano
Olafur Eggertsson from the farm Þorvaldseyri has to leave his
farm for security reasons but still manages to shoot this
amazing photo of the ash and steam cloud. This photo gets a lot
of attention in the global press.
The national coast guard published this radar areal photo from
the three craters soon after the eruption starts.
Johann Jonsson – Listo – gets this spectacular view from the Vestmannaeyjar islands just south of the coast.
A satellite photo from NASA shows the ash starting its journey to international airspace.
Marco Fulle has perhaps some of the most stunning volcanic
eruption photos –
a few more volcanic eruption photos where this one came from!
This one is not bad either – from the Eyjafjallajokull Facebook page.
These are live webcams from the volcanic eruption:
Eyjafjallajokull Eruption Videos
From the RUV TV station
View from a helicopter showing the eruption and
where the floods have come down.
On a clear a beautiful day makes it naturally easy to
take the 4×4 trucks off road and go for a ride. Eyjafjallajokull is a great place
to visit if the weather is good. We will get the greatest view
with lots of spectacular photo opportunities and that is how it turned
out to be.
You might want to get some great truck
wallpaper before you go…