Delegation of Iceland to NATO
Brussels

23.05.2011

Eruption in Grimsvotn

A volcanic eruption began in the Grimsvotn underneath the Vatnajökull glacier in South-East Iceland on Saturday 21 May. Due to airborn ash concentration resulting from the eruption plume, aviation safety measures have been in effect and domestic and international air traffic was closed for Sunday 22 May.

Information on the eruption can be found on the websites of the Icelandic Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management and the Icelandic Met Office. For information on air traffic, see the websites of Isavia and the respective airlines.

Grimsvotn in Vatnajokull glacier is more than 200 km away from Reykjavik.

Website of the Icelandic Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management

Fact sheet from the Icelandic Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management

The Icelandic Met Office

Isavia, Authority for Icelandic Airport Operations and Air Navigation Services in Iceland

Visit Iceland

Visit Reykjavik

Updates on flight schedules

Icelandair

Iceland Express





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