Impressive volcano pictures at Icelandic eruption site

IMG_3335Mr Petursson, pilot with Icelandair has recently published a set of Iceland volcano pictures showing both the first and second volcanic eruption at Eyjafjallajokull. Amongst the pictures taken are aerial shots of the plume during a commercial flight to The Westman Islands, just 30 km away from the volcano before airspace was restricted. Petursson has published these impressive photos on his website, which can be found here.

The volcanic eruption at Eyjafjallajokull is currently around 1/10 of the size it was during the first few days and the ash clouds surrounding the volcano appear to be slowly decreasing. Those mainly affected are farmers in the immediate area located south of the volcano crater.

The Iceland volcano has only affected a very small area of the country, the vast majority of the island remains completely unaffected and is still extremely safe to travel around. Iceland’s Route 1 highway which runs near to the volcano has even been reopened because no immediate dangers are present.

Further Iceland volcano pictures can be viewed at http://gallery.me.com/thorleifur#100082&bgcolor=black&view=grid

Information about the Iceland volcano can be found at http://www.icelandairgroup.com/volcano

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