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As one volcano ends in Iceland another area starts to rumble

Steam rises from the rift known as Holuhraun which has spewed forth lava non-stop for eight months. PIC Norðurflug/RUV

Steam rises from the rift known as Holuhraun which has spewed forth lava non-stop for eight months. PIC Norðurflug/RUV

Those of you fascinated by volcanoes will probably remember that the recently deceased Holuhraun volcano in Iceland was originally thought to be the start of something much bigger and scarier in Bardarbunga volcano.

 

All over but the crying – Curtain falls on Holuhraun volcano

Steam rises from the rift known as Holuhraun which has spewed forth lava non-stop for eight months. PIC Norðurflug/RUV

Steam rises from the rift known as Holuhraun which has spewed forth lava non-stop for eight months. PIC Norðurflug/RUV

Well, well, well. Seems you are a teeny weeny bit too late for that excellent, tourist-friendly volcano in Iceland. Holuhraun volcano, spewing non-stop since August 2014 seems to have finally run out of steam.

 

At last Holuhraun volcano in Iceland is open for business

Lucky you. Seems the never-ending Holuhraun volcano will become another tourist eruption. PIC  Sparkle Motion

Lucky you. Seems the never-ending Holuhraun volcano will become another tourist eruption. PIC Sparkle Motion

As we predicted couple of weeks ago authorities in Iceland have at last lifted some restrictions on visiting the site of the never-ending volcano Holuhraun in the North of the country.

 

Bardarbunga volcanic rift in Iceland likely soon accessible

Too close for comfort. This kind of access will never be wise or granted but some access is very likely. PIC Sparkle Motion

Too close for comfort. This kind of access will never be wise or granted but some access is very likely. PIC Sparkle Motion

Remember that volcanic rift in the North of Iceland a few months ago? Would you believe it is still going strong?

 

How scared should you be about Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland?

A number of folks believe the ongoing eruption at Holuhraun is Bardarbunga volcano. It is not. Simple a small rift. PIC peterhartree

A number of folks believe the ongoing eruption at Holuhraun is Bardarbunga volcano. It is not. That´s simply a small rift. PIC peterhartree

You´ve finally put the finishing touches on your travel plan around Iceland next summer after much thought and contemplation.

 

Quick, massive and devastating. What happens if Bardarbunga in Iceland blows

The ongoing Holuhraun rift volcano if pretty mighty and impressive but utterly harmless compared to a volcano in nearby Bardarbunga. PIC Global Panorama

The ongoing Holuhraun rift volcano is pretty mighty but utterly inconsequential compared to a volcano in nearby Bardarbunga. PIC Global Panorama

Scientists in Iceland are well aware of the potential force that could be unleashed if and when Bardarbunga volcano underneath Vatnajokull ice cap does blow.

 

Holuhraun volcano in Iceland best viewed from afar

Holuhraun volcano in Iceland is till going strong and could do so for years on end. PIC Sparkle Motion

Holuhraun volcano in Iceland is till going strong and could do so for years on end. PIC Sparkle Motion

Perhaps it is human nature to seek out all those things banned for one reason or another. Very understandable in most cases but less so if the thing in question could end your life in a jiffy.

 

Iceland volcano in plainspeak

Flowing lava is spreading fast North of Vatnajokull glacier. Lava has already flowed into Jokulsa river in which the magnificent Dettifoss waterfall is found. PIC Bruce McAdam

Flowing lava is spreading fast North of Vatnajokull glacier. Lava has already flowed into Jokulsa river in which the magnificent Dettifoss waterfall is found. PIC Bruce McAdam

There is no shortage of fantastic photos, videos and interactive maps showing interested parties exactly what is happening in the volatile area in Vatnajokull glacier and North of that same glacier.

 

Land of decoration – Iceland volcano from above

Some things simply speak for themselves. Like this great video taken a couple of days ago over the volcanic rift in Holuhraun North of Vatnajokull glacier.

Probably the best thing to actually being in the helicopter yourself and shows well how marvelous volcanic eruptions can be.…

 

Up close and personal with the volcanic eruption in Iceland

Impressive to say the least. But off limits and for a good reason too. PIC skjáskot RUV

Impressive to say the least. But off limits and for a good reason too. PIC skjáskot RUV

Dilemma of the day for the curious. How to get up close and personal with the majestic volcanic eruption taking place in Holuhraun just North of Vatnajokull glacier?

 

Perhaps the silence before the storm in Iceland

The beautiful Askja lake hides the destruction here when a huge eruption happened here in 1875. PIC Lev Glick

The beautiful Askja lake hides the destruction here when a huge eruption happened here in 1875. PIC Lev Glick

Living in a country positively bursting with energy the people of Iceland are routinely reminded to expect the unexpected. Which is why some people believe the tremors and rumblings beneath Vatnajokull glacier lately are but a suspenseful preview of dramatic things to come. 

 

Tourist warnings in Iceland seldom very professional

A dirt track to a place possibly about to blow. The sign could use some work don´t you think? PIC S.Arite

A dirt track to a place possibly about to blow. The sign could use some work don´t you think? PIC S.Arite

One would think, in a country where tremors, quakes and volcanoes are part and parcel of daily life local authorities would be well equipped and professional about warning tourists about possible hazards or dangers.

 

Warnings of erupting volcano in Iceland probably premature

Still from a video taken earlier today from Dyngjujökull area of Vatnajokull where eruption was said to be taking place mid-day. PIC Ruv

Still from a video taken earlier today from Dyngjujökull area of Vatnajokull where eruption was said to be taking place mid-day. PIC Ruv

Local scientists in Iceland are beginning to backtrack away from there really being a sub glacial volcano erupting in Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland.

 

Eruption Iceland style forces evacuation of tourists

This pic from the RUV broadcasting company shows the area in question. Eruption has started but no sign yet from the ground.

This pic from the RUV broadcasting company shows the area in question. Eruption has started but no sign yet from the ground.

If today it was your intention to visit Dettifoss waterfall or neaby Jokulsargljufur canyon in Iceland you could not have picked a worse date.