Tourist Hotspot Skaftafell Reopens after Eruption PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Iceland Review   
Thursday, 26 May 2011 19:19

The major tourist attraction Skaftafell, which is part of Vatnajökull National Park, was reopened for visitors today after a temporary closure due to the volcanic eruption in Grímsvötn—the first travelers have already arrived.

Tourist Hotspot Skaftafell Reopens after Eruption

Svartifoss waterfall is one of the reasons for Skaftafell being frequented by tourists. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The area was evacuated and closed on Saturday evening when the eruption began. During the eruption, Skaftafell was subject to heavy ash fall. Extensive ash cleanup took place there today and yesterday, or ever since the Ring Road reopened, ruv.is reports.

The park ranger and other employees of the national park were assisted by municipal employees from Höfn and two volunteers from search rescue teams to clean the ash. National park employees expect everything to be business as usual in a few days.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 May 2011 02:59
 

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