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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?

 

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.

 

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?

 

In Iceland, the opposite of Rushmore

Impressive stuff. Eruption in Holuhraun could go on for years. PIC Ruv

Impressive stuff. Eruption in Holuhraun could go on for years. PIC Ruv

Just when things could not get worse, they get worse. Someone, somewhere decided Iceland could use a lot more tourists than it already has.

Team Total Iceland can attest to the fact that few things on this planet are as stunning to witness first-hand than a volcanic eruption.…

 

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.