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Photo Friday #16: Underneath Eyjafjallajokull | Don't Ever Look Back

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Photo Friday #16: Underneath Eyjafjallajokull

Now that we’ve started our round-the-world trip, every Friday we will feature one of our favorite photographs from the previous week of adventures on Don’t Ever Look Back.

Eyjafjallajökull

Þorvaldseyri is a milk and cattle farm at the base of Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Eruptions at Eyjafjallajokull in April 2010 and the subsequent volcanic ash led to six days of air travel disruption, however it also caused widespread flooding which left Þorvaldseyri covered in black ash and water.

The owners cleaned up the farm and it’s quite a different setting now – very beautiful and peaceful as you can see from the photo! The nearby visitor centre opened in April this year and you can watch a short film about the eruptions and life on the farm through those times.

7 Comments

  1. Posted November 5, 2011 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    Awesome shot!
    When I was there the rest of my little tour group went inside the visitor centre to watch a film, while my friends and I wandered over to this farm and climbed up the side of the mountain! 😀
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    • Posted November 5, 2011 at 7:31 am | Permalink

      Hahaha – that’s hilarious! How far up the mountain did you make it? It looked pretty steep.

      We were gonna skip the film too to save money but got pressured into it by the other members of our tour group. Have to say though – it was a really interesting story and was good to learn a bit more about the volcano eruption.

  2. Posted November 5, 2011 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Wow! Gotta say, it looks a lot better now then it did on the news last year. Incredible job they most have done there.

    • Posted November 5, 2011 at 7:58 am | Permalink

      Yeah – people came from all over Iceland to help clean up! There were also plenty of tourists keen to take some volcanic ash home as a souvenir…

      But yes, it’s been a massive transformation from then until now. It’s almost hard to believe so much devastation happened there 18 months ago!

  3. Matthew Cheyne
    Posted November 5, 2011 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Iceland is such a beautiful country of contrasts and is somewhere I’d like to visit if I was going to spend a few months traveling around Europe.

    I’ve seen pictures of that farm when it was covered with ash and the transformation is huge compared to what it was right after the eruption.

    That leads me to a few questions.

    Firstly, did you have any safety concerns being so close to the volcano or has it gone dormant again?

    Secondly, are you going to post more articles about Iceland? It seems to be an out of the way destination for most people and until recently was considered really expensive and thus not budget travel friendly.

    And finally…what is Iceland like on the finances. Is it an affordable option as some people are saying or are prices for everyday things like food and accommodation still really expensive? I’d be curious to know.

    I’m enjoying seeing your articles pop up in my inbox so keep up the good work 🙂

    • Posted November 5, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

      The transformation is definitely huge and we stood there in awe. To answer your questions:

      No, we didn’t have any safety concerns – although it is still an active volcano, eruptions are typically many years apart. It was actually quite peaceful being there. With that said, another volcano on Iceland (Katla) is due to erupt very soon and could cause even more devastating glacial flooding which is quite scary! The locals are hoping that it will go directly out to sea but nobody can be sure.

      We’ll have a series of 10 or so articles to post about Iceland very soon so stay tuned. 🙂

      Iceland is a lot friendlier on the budget since the GFC but its still quite expensive, especially food. I think the cheapest option would be to rent an apartment and cook for yourself.

      Thanks for commenting, we’re looking forward to sharing more Iceland articles shortly.

  4. malunggay56
    Posted November 8, 2011 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    I’ve seen pictures of that farm when it was covered with ash and the transformation is huge compared to what it was right after the eruption. | 😛

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