Smoke rising from Eyjfafjallajokull

Playing with fire in Iceland, Part II: This way to hell

Part 1 of this post covered the one-year anniversary of the eruption of, and my visit to, Eyjafjallajökull. Gateway to hell West of Eyjafjallajökull, the “gateway to hell” sits beneath a misty shroud. It is Hekla – Iceland’s most famous volcano (at least it was, until Eyjafjallajökull sprang to life) – and it has had a…

Eyjafjallajokull eruption

Playing with fire in Iceland, Part 1: Happy Anniversary, Eyjafjallajökull

April 14th marks the one-year anniversary of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland. You know the one. The little ash cloud that disrupted flights across half the northern hemisphere. The one that was dubbed the worst travel disruption since 9/11. I had booked my trip to Iceland right before Eyjafjallajökull blew. My original itinerary had included a…