Thirty-six hours in and Iceland is unforgettable. Saturday, May 21, four hours after checking into the well-located and very friendly Hotel Odinsve, the Grimsvotn volcano spewed a plume of ash 60,000 feet into the air, its largest eruption since 1947. Keflavik Airport closed and a no-fly zone went up around the island. Now, we wait and see, literally, which way the wind blows.
The locals are taking this in the same stride that Upstaters take massive snowfalls, and the tourists are chatty with the novelty. A novelty that will surely wear thin if this is a repeat of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption of 2010. READ MORE