The First day of Eyjafjallajökull Eruption
Just before midnight on Saturday 20th of March the glaciated volcano of Eyjafjallajökull erupted. The eruption is on the popular hiking route over Fimmvörðuháls and luckily it is where the glacier is very thin so no destructive flash floods came rushing down the mountain side.
When I arrived at the scene around dinner time yesterday the weather was really foul, heavy rain and wind with no mountains visible. I decided to drive further into the mountains to see if things would get better. Then it started to clear up as the sun went down.It was an awesome sight. I have never really seen a erupting volcano before.
I am restless now wanting to go again and this time closer. To get closer I will need to bigger 4x4 than my Suzuki. Getting to those mountain ridges near the volcano would render the most awesome shots.
This shot is taken from Syðra Fjallabaksleið which is a mountain road leading into Fjallabak. This road is now closed to all traffic as rivers from the volcano have started to swell.