ATTA Member Iceland Encounter was featured in the Travel section of the Toronto Star on Sunday.
The article, which ran on May 2nd, is entitled: “Icelandic volcano fires up the imagination: Things aren’t quite back to normal, but a trip to Iceland these days can be quite fun… and educational.”
Journalist Tammy Burns describes her experience of traveling with Iceland Encounter to Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
Here‘s an excerpt:
An emergency services crew is stationed next to us, a constant reminder that this isn’t your average tourist day trip. Eyjafjallajökull is, after all, a dangerous volcano. The eruption is located directly beneath a glacier, and when it first blew, a rush of melted glacial water flooded the area. Chunks of ice were flushed down and now remain scattered in the mud along the roadside, an eerie indication of the force behind Eyjafjallajökull.
It’s a two-hour drive from Reykjavik to the town of Hvolsvöllur, and from there, it’s a shaky, bumpy, bone-jarring ride by 4×4 over rocky roads and through rivers into the valley. The glacier towers on my right side, a plume of black and white smoke rising straight up into the sky. Watching it outside the vehicle windows, it is ominous enough. But when we finally arrive at the road’s end and step outside, a loud crack of what seems like thunder shakes the valley. It is the volcano, alerting us to its power.
To read the full article, click here.
About Iceland Encounter: Founded by husband-and-wife team Erling Aspelund and Kristín Björnsdóttir, Iceland Encounter offers active adventures in the Icelandic wilderness. Iceland Encounter offers a variety of single- and multiday tours to Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
Erling Aspelund, Owner