600 Icelanders where evacuated from their homes as a volcanic eruption started in Eyjafjallajokull glacier. Specialists say that the eruption is not as big as was expected but could go on steadily for 2 days or 2 years...who knows what the earth’s core is up to?
The eruption is in the proximity of the Thorsmork famous national park where the powerful landscape is ever changing by the glacier river wich can go from being an innocent small stream to a dangerous river in a matter of hours.
With the eruption in the glacier the river could get much more powerful than it is in the summertime as the melting goes more quickly. However the area is isolated in the winter time mostly as it is difficult to travel there in winter
time due to old roads and tons of snow blocking it.
In the traveling industry there is hope that the eruption will lure tourists to the country to be close to a live eruption. There is nothing more effective for the marketing of Iceland than combining fire and ice like is seen in the YouTube video from the eruption that started a few days ago in the south of Iceland.
Why not book a trip right now to Iceland and see the eruption here are some links
Airlines www.icelandair.com www.icelandexpress.com
Hotels close to the eruption http://www.icelandairhotels.com/home/Hotels/HotelFludir/overview http://www.allseasonhotels.is/ http://www.fosshotel.is/en/hotel/fosshotel_mosfell.php
Here are some negative and positive comments about Icelanders from users of Times Online in the UK http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article7070239.ece negative
Robin Mudge wrote:
Good! I have, until now, not believed in divine intervention but now I'm not so sure...
Leave the money stealing, cheating, whale killing fish eaters to their fate. And not a penny or cent in disaster aid - they have enough of our cash as it is.
March 21, 2010 8:11 PM GMT on community.timesonline.co.uk Positive
Tom Barber wrote:
Nice to see people taking the opportunity to make their cheap shots at Iceland. You might do well to remember that:
1. 99+% of the population of Iceland had nothing to do with Icesave or any of the other banks; and
2. There are lives and livelihoods at risk if there's a major eruption. If there is, I would dearly hope that the people of the UK will react as they always have when natural disasters occur.
March 21, 2010 8:56 PM GMT on community.timesonline.co.uk