Volcano tours have become the hottest activity in Iceland recently. Tour operators are offering numerous day trips to see the Iceland volcano eruption including Icelandtotal.com, Iceland’s One Stop Travel Shop which offers a broad selection of different volcano tours.
Vignir Gudjonsson, manager of Icelandtotal.com commented, “The volcano tours have proved to be a major hit. Contradictory to some recent reports, the volcano at Eyjafjallajokull is of no threat to visitors, as long as they are accompanied by professional guides.”
It is estimated that with all the tour operators combined, about 10-15 super Jeeps and 2-3 coaches, which is the equivalent of 200 people, drive towards the eruption site every night. With the influx of travellers to Iceland and the tourist season soon reaching its peak, this figure is likely to multiply departure times and more tours will consequently take place.
Gudjonsson continued, “Travellers in Iceland realise that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness an active volcano. You can’t compare this experience with anything else and people know that they are witnessing something extraordinary.”
Scientists agree that there is no sign of the Iceland eruption coming to an end or activity decreasing. It is impossible to tell when the eruption will stop; it could be tomorrow, it could be in a years’ time. However, as long as the volcano is active, tour operators in the Iceland travel industry will continue to offer volcano tours.