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glacier and volcano in Iceland
Català: Eyjafjallajökull és la cinquena glacera més gran d'Islàndia. Es troba al nord de la regió d'Skógar i a l'oest d'una glacera de major mida Mýrdalsjökull. La capa de glaç de la glacera cobreix el volcà (del mateix nom que la glacera).
Deutsch: Eyjafjallajökull ist ein subglazialer Vulkan im Süden von Island. Seine letzten Ausbrüche fanden im Jahr 2010 statt.
English: Eyjafjallajökull is a subglacial volcano in the south of Iceland. The latest eruptions were in 2010.
Français : Eyjafjallajökull est un volcan sous-glaciaire dans le sud de l' Islande. Ses dernières éruptions furent en 2010.
Македонски: Ејафјадлајекидл
Русский: Эйяфьядлайёкюдль — подледникового вулкан на юге Исландии.



Maps and satellite picturesEdit

Approaching EyjafjallajökullEdit

Aerial viewsEdit

From the archipelagos of VestmannaeyjarEdit

From MýrdalsjökullEdit

Views of the glacier and dormant volcanoEdit

Volcanic eruptions in 2010Edit

Fimmvörðuháls eruptions in March - April 2010Edit

The first series of eruptions started in March 2010 and went on for about 3 weeks. The effusive eruptions on the mountain pass Fimmvörðuháls originated in volcanic fissures which are part of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic system.

Eyjafjallajökull subglacial eruptions in April - June 2010Edit

The second series of eruptions started subglacially under Eyjafjallajökull himself the 14th of April 2010 and went on til the end of June. They were explosive, producing very fine grained tephra of a trachyandesite type which caused important disruptions of European airtravel during the next weeks and months.

Air travel disruptions in EuropeEdit

Satellite images of ash distributionEdit

Situation at some airportsEdit

Developments re. airtravel between 17th and 20th April 2010Edit

Before and afterEdit



From the nearby farmstead of Þorvaldseyri, changes in Eyjafjallajökull can be seen very clearly.

Landscape recovery after the eruptionsEdit

Farmsteads in the vicinityEdit