In an interview with icelandreview.com Hótel Rangá owner Fridrik Pálsson said that journalists from all over the world are following the exciting new development in the eruption. Many of the best photographers in Iceland have gone to the scene, including Ragnar Axelson at Morgunbladid, who went on a privte plane this morning like Iceland review's Páll Stefánsson. Axelsson's series is impressive.
“CNN was here two minutes ago, interviewing our manager, Björn”, Pálsson said. “They concluded their spot by saying something like: ‘If you want some excitement in your life come to Hótel Rangá’. And I have to agree, even though I am biased. We have helicopters taking off every few minutes and you can’t get any closer to the eruption.”Photo: Rax/mbl.is (see his photo series here)
By some accounts up to 25 thousand people have already come to the eruption area. This morning famous Icelandic environmentalist and comedian Ómar Ragnarsson said on state radio that this was a perfect “tourist eruption”. Still, one must stress that the lava and ashes can be dangerous, not to mention the poisonous gasses that can fill small basins.
Last night some of the most beautiful videos so far were taken by ruv.is cameramen.
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