As many of you may have seen or heard on World news a number of European airports have delayed or cancelled flights due to the ash caused by an eruption of one of Iceland’s volcanoes. We hope our European friends, who may be travelling this weekend, are not too disrupted and manage to get where they were hoping to go.
Iceland is no stranger to eruptions, with the last eruption in March 2010 in the south of Iceland (the first time since 1821) forcing 600 people to flee their homes.
The volcanic eruption of Laki in 1783-1784 caused a famine that killed nearly a quarter of Iceland’s population.
Iceland’s natural beauty is phenomenal though, as depicted in these images below, partly due to it’s geological history.