Why the volcano eruption in Iceland perfect for backpackersPictolic
Last Friday in Iceland began another eruption. But do not worry about that again will close the sky clouds of ash and flights will be canceled by the hundreds. According to experts is the "perfect" eruption, which is not dangerous, if you observe basic safety precautions.
The volcano woke up just 30 km from the capital reykjavík, the Reykjanes Peninsula. All that is necessary for the eruption of present — spouting fiery lava, the pillars of gases and hellish heat. Thousands of Icelanders have already gone to new natural sights to take a selfie... and fry sausages on the lava.
Perfect eruption called Professor Thorvaldur Thordarson from the University of Iceland. He noted that processes of this type can occur decades, fading, and then again activitywas. Therefore, the fate of ancient Pompeii nearest settlements are not threatened, but the influx of tourists from all over the world completely.
While the new "quiet" the volcano is not too rasieren and it is visited by locals, but the object of strong tourism potential. There are not too many places where you can come from the airport by taxi to get to the lava flow is very close. From the highway to the place of the eruption authorities have already paved walking path with a length of 3.5 km with resting urns for different types of waste and other attributes of a European "green" tourism.
Around the volcano stroll police patrols, to ensure that the campers did not go to dangerous areas. The eruption, though a "tourist", but to burn in the lava flows, it does not hurt. Agusta Gunnar Gylfason, project Manager of the Department of civil protection and emergency management Iceland told me that people come and come to the volcano from across the country.
According to Mrs. Helverson data, from Friday evening until Monday morning at the eruption site was already visited by about 10 thousand people. As usual with such a concourse of people, was not without incident. Rescuers and police, by the way, the sweetest in the world, has repeatedly assisted careless tourists who fell into trouble because of bad weather and lack of warm clothing and food.
Professor Thorvaldur Thordarson has determined that the volcano erupts every second from 5 to 10 cubic meters of lava, the pressure is high enough not to allow the lava to harden completely, and the fractures close. If the amount of lava will decrease to 3 cubic meters per second, according to the scientist, we will lose this unique monument of nature for an indefinite time until the next eruption.
But the chances that the volcano will continue to erupt for years is quite large. Volcanologist cited the example of the eruption on one of the Hawaiian Islands, which began in 1983 and is still ongoing. So there is a good chance to increase the flow of tourists to Iceland due to the unique spectacle — the North island, though incredibly beautiful, but not so rich in tourist attractions.