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Bárðarbunga Volcano Named after Norse Viking

Bárðarbunga volcano, located under Vatnajökull glacier, which has been showing heightened signs of activity in recent days, is named after settler Bárður Bjarnason, later called Gnúpa-Bárður, from the Sognefjord in West Norway.
The Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010

How to Pronounce Bárðarbunga Volcano

Now that Bárðarbunga volcano has made international headlines, following around 2,600 earthquakes in the area since 3:00 am on Saturday morning and a possible eruption on its way, people are wondering how on earth to pronounce this latest Icelandic volcanic feature to make waves.

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