News just in from the Iceland Review (http://icelandreview.com)
A jökulhlaup (glacial flood) began yesterday in South Iceland in the Skaftá river.
According to the Icelandic Met Office the flood is comparatively small and is believed to be coming from the western Skaftá crater, which last flooded in January 2014.
Hilmar Hróðmarsson from the Met Office told RÚV that he is not making a big deal of the flood. “This is a very small event. We’ll just monitor it, but I don’t expect there is any danger.”
Glacial Flood Underway in South Iceland
I only bring this to your attention as I’ll be near here in 10 days time, I leave for Iceland a week today and will start work at Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park on Sunday 28th June.
2 thoughts on “Jökulhlaup! Glacial Flood Underway in South Iceland”
Dione you’re mad!! a SUMMER holiday in a country that is cold and floods… hope they have nice food and drink to compensate.. em x
Ummm, it’s a beautiful place with really funny people, and v interesting culture/history. The food is not one of the draws!