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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

A view to kill for in Iceland

Hvannadalshnjukur in the background of a picture taken in the Skaftafell National Park. PIC Noukorama

On the whole Icelanders follow the herd whenever they get the chance. Which is normally not something to brag about much for direct descendents of adventure-seeking vikings.