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    Eyjafjallajökull glacier

    Visit the scene of the crime!

    This impossible-to-pronounce volcano made headlines around the world when it delayed and cancelled flights all over Europe with its massive ash cloud back in 2010.

    The name Eyjafjallajökull actually refers to the glacier covering the volcano's caldera, which is one of the smaller ice caps in Iceland. When the volcano last erupted its ash cloud left travelers stranded in airports all over the world for a few days, monopolizing news broadcasts in many different countries.

    News reporters struggled severely with the name, but Americans came up with a solution calling it "E-15"; first letter E and then the other 15 unpronouncable letters in the word. Nice save!

    Eyjafjallajökull: "AY-uh-fyat-luh-YOE-kuutl"

    There are several ways to explore this infamous volcano/glacier, but make sure to always be accompanied by a guide as the crevasses can be treacherous.

    We offer guided tours by foot, on skis or you can comfortably enjoy the ride in a super jeep.

    The glacier has many outlets and you can clearly observe the traces of the eruption on the Gígjökull glacier tongue that streches into Þórsmörk canyon at the roots of Eyjafjallajökull.

    Whether you decide to hike up or sit back and let the super jeep do the work, you can prepare for amazing views and a fun day at the site of Iceland's most recently formed piece of land.

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    Facts

    Location
    South Iceland
    Best season
    For hiking: May-July, For Superjeeping: All year
    Requirements
    Guide
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    To learn the perfect pronunciation of Eyjafjallajökull before reaching the summit!

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