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Eyjafjallajokull

Iceland Travel Guide

Practical information about Eyjafjallajokull

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Mountain
  • Volcano
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
Only in a 4x4 and with a guide
When to go
June to September
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Eyjafjallajokull

Emmanuelle Bluman Travel writer
163 travel articles

An unpronounceable name that everyone can remember because it was this volcano which forced all air traffic to stop in 2010.

My suggestion:
Located in a remote and relatively inaccessible area, it's a good idea to hire a guide if you want to go to the foot of the glacier.
Summary:

And yes, I can say that I have been to the foot of Eyjafjallajokull Glacier, and even better, I stood under its huge ice arch which forms a kind of bluish cave when I visited Iceland

Like everyone else, the first time I heard about the volcano and Eyjafjallajokull glacier was in 2010. I even managed to get a small vial of ash which had spread widely throughout the south of the country. 

I went to Thórsmörk by 4x4 in 2012, and on the way, our guide stopped off there. We had to cross a small river where the water was around 0°C before ending up at the arch of ice which stood several tens of metres high. 

Suffice to say that everything else seems so small now! One of my fondest memories was when I had the chance to take some pictures and imagine the power of Mother Nature when so much ice collides with fire from the volcano, and we then continued our journey/