6.4.2010 -

The ongoing saga of fire and ice

The eruption in South Iceland that started last month is stil going strong and could last for days, weeks, months or even years, according to scientists. The eruption is located in Fimmvorduhals, a passage between two glaciers, Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull.

   No reason for travelers to worry

So far thousands of travelers have visited the sights, by foot, by super jeeps or by flights.  There is no reason for travelers to worry about their trip to Iceland. There are some restrictions for travelling near the eruption and necessary to get information  on open roads. Vídir Reynisson, divisional manager of the Civil Protection Department, said their goal is to allow tourists to travel to the area near the volcanic eruption zone on Fimmvörduháls so they can view the spectacle up close.

Safety first
Travelers are urged to take all necessary precaution and not to travel alone into the mountain regions. Further information on travelers safety can be found on the website www.safetravel.is that is run by Icelandic Association for search and rescue (ICE SAR).