Emissions of sulfur dioxide from the volcanic eruption at Holuhraun amounted to nearly 12 million tons. That is more than the total emission of the dangerous gas over the whole of Europe in 2011, according to University of Iceland scientist, Sigurður Reynir Gíslason.
Employees of Vatnajökull National Park have finished marking a hiking trail leading from the road across Dyngjusandur plains and up the northern edge of Holuhraun lava field in the northeastern highlands. The trail opened on Thursday.
The closures of the area around the new lava in Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands have been lifted. The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police’s Department of Civil Protection has downgraded the alert status from danger to uncertainty, which means that the area will no longer be...
A new road will be marked out this summer near to the site of the Holuhraun volcanic eruption. The driving track will replace the old route which was lost under the lava.
Scientists at the Icelandic Met Office have calculated that a total of 11 million tons of sulfur dioxide (SO2) were emitted during the six-month Holuhraun eruption in Iceland’s northeastern highlands.
Yesterday marked the five-year anniversary of the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull. The eruption began in the early hours of April 14, 2010, and it continued for six weeks, or until May 23. A video from RÚV shows the development and consequences of the eruption.
Hiking tours to the Holuhraun eruption site this upcoming summer are sold out at two tour operators, Ferðafélag Íslands (the Iceland Touring Association) and Útivist, which have mainly catered to Icelandic tourists. Other companies are also organizing trips to the eruption site ahead of the peak...
Now that tourists can visit the Holuhraun eruption site, they must pay close attention to the levels of toxic volcanic gases in the area as the lava field will continue to degas for several months. This will soon be possible on the websites vedur.is and loftgaedi.is.
The air pollution caused by volcanic gases emitted during the eruption in Holuhraun was above the health protection limit for a total of 107 hours in Höfn, Southeast Iceland. Inhabitants in Höfn were subject to air pollution for more hours than in any other community in Iceland, as revealed at a...