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A Lava Pool Disappears

The most unusual bathing place in Iceland, a natural pool to the north-east of the newly formed lava at Holuhraun in the 2014-15 eruption, has now disappeared.

The Eruption - It’s All Over!

After six months the eruption in Holuhraun is over—at least for now. The eruption was one of the biggest and most dangerous in Icelandic history, spewing toxic gases all over the country and filling a very large area with lava.

Holuhraun eruption by night, December 8, 2014

Holuhraun Eruption in Final Days?

Volcanologist Haraldur Sigurðsson predicted in October last year that the eruption in Holuhraun would end on March 4 and it appears his prediction may not be too far off the mark.

The lava river in Holuhraun.

Holuhraun Lava Field Thickens Substantially

Comprehensive cross-section measurements of the eruption in Holuhraun taken from the air on December 30 and January 21 show that the lava field has thickened substantially during these three weeks and that the volume of the lava field is now just under 1.4 km3.

Holuhraun Biggest Lava Flow in Centuries

If the Holuhraun volcanic eruption continues as it has done, then both the sinking of Bárðarbunga and the eruption itself can be expected to continue for at least several more months.

The lava river in Holuhraun.

New IR Photo of Holuhraun Lava River

Iceland Review editor and photographer Páll Stefánsson flew over the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun, the northeastern highlands yesterday. It was Páll’s fifth trip to the eruption site. He observed a red hot river of lava flowing through blackened lava fields.

Holuhraun

World Premiere of Eruption Drone Video on Tuesday

Tomorrow night, Tuesday October 28, at 19:30 the video Roundtrip to Hell, documenting our latest trip to Holuhraun, by Italian photographer Elisabetta Rosso made in cooperation with Iceland Review will be shown on icelandreview.com for the very first time.

A map showing how the lava from Holuhraun would cover the capital area

Holuhraun New Lava Covers Equivalent of Entire Capital Area

The area covered in new lava from the Holuhraun eruption now measures 63 square km (24 square miles), 2.3 square km larger than reported three days ago. Had the eruption occurred in Reykjavík, the lava would now cover the entire city plus all neighboring communities except Mosfellsbær.

Jökulsá á Fjöllum bridge

Bridge to Be Redesigned to Withstand Bárðarbunga Flood

In light of the ongoing threat of a sub-glacial eruption in Bárðarbunga, which would lead to massive flooding, the Icelandic Road Administration has decided to redesign a new planned bridge over the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum at Grímsstaðir.

Camera at Holuhraun ER

Expedition to the Volcano Going Well (Photos)

The Iceland Review team left for the eruption early this morning with Páll Stefánsson, Iceland Review editor and photographer, leading a group of four: journalist Zoë Robert and photographers Elisabetta Rosso from Italy and Louis Emile Robert from Australia.

Lava in Snow

Snow Covers Eruption Area

The Holuhraun craters are 900 meters above sea level and even though plenty of heat is being pumped out the temperature in the area is well below zero on Celsius (32°F). The lava is surrounded by snow and that makes an often beautiful effect when the heat and the cold mix.

Holuhraun Oct. 1

Webcams Show Glowing Lava

The Holuhraun eruption seems brighter on webcams than it has been lately. Last night some people thought a new fissure might have opened up. This is not the case.

Askja eruption 1961

Photos of 1961 Askja Eruption Shown for First Time

On October 26, 1961, the Askja volcano suddenly started erupting. Even though the volcano had brought misery to the nation a hundred years earlier, not many were afraid this time. Now more than half a century later the public sees the photos taken on the journey by a father and son, Reynir and...

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