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Only in Iceland: volcanic eruption AND a hurricane

Smoke from the fissure at Holuhraun lavafield just North of Vatnajokull glacier. The eruption is small and if continues will be a fine „tourist“ eruption. PIC mila

Smoke from the fissure at Holuhraun lavafield just North of Vatnajokull glacier. The eruption is small and if continues will be a fine „tourist“ eruption. PIC mila

It is truly a wonderful world is it not? People in the Northeast of Iceland have this morning been able to witness two major events at the same time and totally free too.

 

In Iceland, a remote barren wilderness suddenly turns magical

Glacier with a view. Picture taken from Dyngjujokull glacier over the area in question. PIC StevenInLeighton

Glacier with a view. Picture taken from Dyngjujokull glacier over the area in question. PIC StevenInLeighton

Driving the horrible dirt track called a road into the Askja / Kverkfjoll area of Northern Iceland is a lesson in natural diversity if there ever was one.