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Made my way toward the eruption on Fimmvörðuháls between glacier Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull last night. The plan was to hit the twilight zone in order to capture
colorful images and the dramatic scenery that can be visualised in
Iceland at these hours of the day. After having crossed several rivers
and struggled through it´s ...ice on my nearly new 4x4 Landcruiser locked
on all wheels to master the terrain we made it to the destination in
Fljótshlíð only a short distance from the eruption but far enough to
stay safely away but for outstanding visibility. Super low temperatures
caused by the northerly wind originating from the Greenland glacier made
our fingers near instantly feel nothing. Gloves were a must but I had
forgotten mine so I had to keep my 4x4 running and jump in to the warm
every 3 minutes. After having been there for only a few minutes the
Icelandic radio reported that a new volcano had just erupted near the
first one. During the report the Iceland coastcard heli landet in front
of us to set out some crew members to rescue travelers who had been
surprised by the new eruption and had no way out anymore. They were
saved. It was a truly amazing experience that we will never forget. The
attraction is just IT. - Enjoy


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Comment by Trudy Walsh on April 1, 2010 at 8:09am
Wonderful photos Arni. I wish I could be there. Iceland is a truly beautiful country.
Comment by Anna Kazimierowicz on April 1, 2010 at 10:04am
Amazing views, thanks for sharing;)))
Comment by Susan Stone on April 1, 2010 at 10:34am
What stunning photos and what an awe-inspiring demonstration of nature's power, frightening too!
Thank you for sharing these photos - this is so different to hearing of the volcano eruption on the news. I hope all humans and animals are in safety.
Comment by Nadine Bonjean on April 1, 2010 at 12:41pm
Comment by Myra Thomas-Rhodes on April 1, 2010 at 1:06pm
Amazing sight - what a privilege to be able to see it all.
Thankyou for letting us experience it, through super photography.
Comment by Robert Krajnc on April 1, 2010 at 1:19pm
Great photos! Thanks for sharing.
Comment by danielle rowles on April 1, 2010 at 2:58pm
Wow Arni, amazing pictures, also glad that you and your family are ok and not to close to where it all is, was worried when I first heard the news.
Comment by Astrid Landsaat on April 1, 2010 at 4:33pm
Wow! Great shots Arni!
Comment by Angela Roberts on April 1, 2010 at 6:31pm
Awesome pictures and it must have been exciting but also scary to witness it first hand. How far did you have to travel from your home to see it?
Comment by Árni Stefán Árnason on April 1, 2010 at 7:49pm
Angela. It was about 2 hours drive


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