Thursday, 14 April 2011

Til hamingju með afmælið, Eyjafjallajökull (Happy birthday, Eyjafjallajökull)

One year ago today a volcanic eruption occurred underneath Eyjafjallajökull, sending ash clouds billowing up into the sky and causing the biggest disturbance to air transport since World War ll. Millions of people were left stranded and it was estimated that $200 million would be lost per day by the airline industry. 

Still I think that there was something kind of beautiful about it. This video was taken at the beginning of May but it is my favourite of all of the footage that was captured during the time that Eyjafjallajökull was erupting.

How were you affected by Eyjafjallajökull? My mother was unable to go away skiing and my boyfriend ended up visiting later than scheduled but we were so lucky in comparison with many other unfortunate people.

inspire nordic


  1. I wasn't affected personally but i had a friend that couldn't get home because of it

    thanks for your comment! x

  2. AMAZING volcanic eruption !

    I like the nordic culture too , the mithologhy are wonderful!

  3. Never seen a volcanic eruption in my life. To me the eruption seems like the earth angry responding or something similar ;)

    Ans to your question, I'm currently first sem degree in PR management,long way to go :)

    Nice to meet you!


  4. my cousin's flight out of europe was delayed for a few days. i kinda agree with R.Ivory .. volcanoes do evoke the image of an angry earth...

  5. This volcanic eruption made it impossible for Barack Obama to come to Poland to our president's funeral (as you probably remember he was on of the victims of Smoleńsk catastroph).