The eruption ended on February 27th, 2015. The Holuhraun lava field measures more than 85 square km.
The restricted area extends 20 m outside the edges of the new lava field, to the edge of Dyngjujökull glacier on the south side, the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum to the east and to the westernmost branches of Jökulsá á Fjöllum in the west.
This decision is based on a risk assessment from the Icelandic Meteorological Office covering risk factors in the area. The Icelandic Meteorological Office has also proposed countermeasures to increase public safety close to the restricted area.
The Police, in cooperation with Vatnajökull National Park, will provide a presence in the area to secure public safety, in close collaboration with the Icelandic Meteorological Office. These institutions will try to install further monitoring equipment to add to the existing monitoring system in the area to increase monitoring so that warnings may be issued if necessary.
Vatnajökull National Park will issue locations of viewing areas. Information on evacuation routes will be issued by officers on site.
This video was taken last Tuesday by Jón Stefánsson ArtioFilms. The volcano have been active from 29.august and still no seeing it is going to stop for the next weeks. The lava flow is around 50 m3/sec.
It is no relief of earthquake in Bárðarbunga the northwest side Vatnajökull.
Presents a high likelihood of catastrophic flood in the river if eruption starts under the ice.
According Met Office have over 800 earthquakes been recorded since midnight August 18, the largest 4.5.
Closures are still in effect on Highland roads F88 and F910 part. It should be noted that closures apply to all traffic, as well as walking and riding a bicycle.
Here you can see a map of the Road Administration of closures in the area.
Update in English http://www.ruv.is/volcano
Here in Iceland can be very hard wind and very icy road, heavy snow on the road special on the mountain road over the winter. I urge everyone to get as much information on the road they are going to drive, let someone know where you are going and the time you expect to be on the way from A-B.
I success you let the hotel you are coming to know what road you are going to take and what time you expect to come to the hotel.
It is very good to take look at the web for the road construction http://vegagerdin.is
Then it should look like this:
The most north-easterly of the three peaks is a small cinder cone, standing about 35 m/100 ft higher than its surroundings. At the top of this cone is a funnel-shaped opening, about 4×4 m/12×12 ft wide, the entrance of a huge 120 m/400 ft deep, bottle-shaped volcanic vault, measuring 50×70 m/160×220 ft at the bottom. Volcanic passages continue down to the southwest, to a total depth of about 200 m/700 ft.
Thrihnukagigur is the only place on earth where you can enter a magma chamber. To book online trip to the magma chamber and experience inside the earth go here
Iceland’s culinary has placed special emphasis on the available food sources. The cuisine has been centered on the use of lamb, dairy and fish because of Iceland’s proximity to the sea. A number of restaurants in the capital Reykjavik specialize on fish and seafood which prides itself with the quality and freshness of the ingredients found in the country. Here are some of the restaurants that you can visit in Iceland that best represents its culinary tradition.