Arngrímur Hermannsson, manager of tour operator Ice Explorer, was stunned when he encountered a family driving a small rental SUV on Langjökull glacier on Sunday.
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The seismic activity in Bárðarbunga was greater last night than the night before. Between midnight and 6 am about 500 quakes were recorded. The big quakes are believed to be the result of changes in pressure, caused by the progression of the magma.
Scientists of the Icelandic Met Office and University of Iceland, Institute of Earth Sciences, have evaluated the current status at Bárðarbunga and have concluded the following: there are no indications that the intensity of the activity is declining.
A 5.7 magnitude earthquake, with its epicenter in Bárðarbunga volcano, hit shortly before 1:30 am this morning.
Telecom company Míla set up a new webcam by Bárðarbunga volcano on Saturday. The area can now be watched online on two webcams.
Volcanologist Haraldur Sigurðsson claims that it is possible that the underground magma from Bárðarbunga may seep into the volcanic system of Askja volcano and ignite a powerful eruption in that region. Still, he thinks it is more likely that the current activity will not lead to any activity...
Scientists from the Icelandic Met Office, Institute of Earth Sciences and representatives of the Civil Protection Department attended a meeting at 10 am this morning. The following information was presented at the meeting.
The operation management of the Department of Civil Protection in Húsavík has decided to reopen the road Hólsfjallavegur (864) east of Dettifoss waterfall.
Lagarfljótsormurinn, the giant serpent rumored to inhabit the lake Lagarfljót near Egilsstaðir in East Iceland truly exists, as announced on Saturday.
The magma intrusion of Bárðarbunga volcano has continued to lengthen, now approaching a fissure swarm belonging to the volcanic system of Askja in the northeastern highlands of Iceland.
The alert phase for flights over Bárðarbunga volcano in the northwestern Vatnajökull glacier has been lowered from red to orange. It has been confirmed that there was no volcanic eruption in Dyngjujökull outlet glacier yesterday. The water flow in glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, which is...
At number 11 in Huffington Post's ranking of the most relaxing places on Earth comes Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall in South Iceland.
Intense seismic activity and GPS measurements around Bárðarbunga volcano indicate that the magma intrusion in Dyngjujökull outlet glacier keeps lengthening.
Geophysicist Páll Einarsson has sent a letter to the Icelandic Transport Authority in which he points out that it can be risky to fly over Hekla volcano.
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake occurred in Bárðarbunga volcano shortly after midnight last night. The earthquake is the largest since current seismic activity began in the area one week ago.
The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police in collaboration with the District Commissioners of Police in Húsavík and Seyðisfjörður has decided that the emergency phase will stay in effect. The decision will be evaluated at noon tomorrow, 24 August.
Geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson stated in an interview on RÚV that the eruption scare from earlier today was probably a false alarm.
Work has begun on constructing a barrier to protect the foundations of the bridge over Jökulsá á Fjöllum to Öxarfjörður, Northeast Iceland, to prevent it from being washed away should a large flood occur.
Confused about the eruption site? Bárðarbunga is the sub-glacial volcano located in the northwestern corner of the glacier Vatnajökull.
After receiving news about the eruption in Dyngjujokull, many people traveling to and from Iceland may be wondering whether or not their flights will be canceled.
In the wake of the start of the eruption of Bárðarbunga at the Dyngjujökull glacier, scientists are continuing to consider the possible effects of the event. One of the biggest topics of discussion has been the possibility of the flooding of the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum.
The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration has closed nearly all of the roads leading to Bárðarbunga.