When a volcano erupted in Iceland in 2010, it caused havoc; now, another one’s spectacular display has drawn attention from all around the world.
A month after sizable fissures appeared nearby, a volcano in southwest Iceland exploded spectacularly. There is hope that the impact may be minimized as the lava is flowing away from the area’s lone town and there are indications that its intensity is decreasing. But it hasn’t ended yet.
Is it safe to go to Iceland?
Travelling to the country is still considered safe.
The eruption is confined to the Reykjanes peninsula in the southwest, leaving the vast majority of the country unaffected.
As long as travellers avoid the immediate vicinity of the eruption, such as the town of Grindavik, the risk is extremely low.
“The eruption does not present a threat to life,” said the Icelandic government.