The clean-up operation at the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland has already begun with the eruption slowly coming to an end.With most of the country being totally unaffected by the volcanic ash, the affected area in South Iceland has seen overwhelming support from all around the country. The influx of volunteers and helpers to the area have helped to speed up the process and now, with all of the roads in the area being reopened, the South Iceland tourism industry is looking forward to another bright summer ahead. Curious visitors have already begun to flock to the area, eager to check out the affected area and see the ash for themselves.
However, they will have to hurry because the efficient ash clean-up operation is already progressing quickly and local residents hope life in the southeast will be back to normal very soon. Visits to the crater are not yet allowed, as the eruption has yet to be officially declared finished. But enterprising tour companies are already planning to take advantage of Iceland’s newest geological wonder. Eyjafjallajokull – the star volcano of 2010 – is also in South Iceland and tourists have been able to visit that since last summer. It is still one of the most popular tours on offer today and an Eyjafjallajokull museum even opened on the eruption’s first anniversary.
Furthermore, Keflavik International Airport, Icelandair’s main hub, has reopened and all flights have resumed to normal until further notice.
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