The Eyjafjallajokull Volcano in Iceland is one such event of this decade which halted the whole travel community worldwide. Not only travellers, practically the whole world was ruptured of its daily chores. When we have lava ashes spewing hundreds of feet high and engulfing the whole air traffic with smoke and fire then what is the solution? The whole world stands still.
Iceland What could be more alluring than viewing a cocktail of power and wrath of nature finding its way to Iceland. Indeed the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland is the burning exemplar of mother nature's fury at best.Standing aloof amidst the snowy white glacial sheets spewing out molten red lava seems like blood oozing out from a frozen body. A real paradox of nature venting out its anger in this way.What a beauty, nature presents through this phenomenon though it happens once in a blue moon. Some happen to be disastrous while some like that of Eyjafjallajokull volcano become the centre of attraction for tourists all round the world.Well why not, after all this dormant volcano began erupting after almost a gap of 200 years of reticence with growling glacial floods and earthquake tremors enthralling tourists and visitors from round the globe.The Eyjafjallajokull volcano has been an unstoppable attraction for innumerable people who are making repetitive trips to 75 miles east of Reykjavik in Iceland just to catch a fleeting glimpse of this nature's marvel.Tour Operators in Iceland are really making gold ferrying tourists by bus, snowmobile and helicopters.As per sources from the Icelandic tourist board more than 26,000 oversea visitors have visited this quaint island since march 2010. Iceland, basically a volcanic island having a population of approximately 3,20,000 people. Wonders of Wonder this island is perched just below the arctic circle.Until yesterday, Iceland found no mention in the tourism map. But now this sleepy island nation is protuding eyeballs making it one of the must visit destination especially and truly embarking it to be a destined place for volcano tourism.Iceland is said to be well acclimatised to natural disasters and seismic drama. Iceland's history is entwined with frequently occuring earthquake and tectonic imbalances. But volcanic eruptions like this of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano was never heard of.This volcano is said to be the most dramatic volcanic eruption since 2004 as the previous one was reported from Hekla volcano erupting in the year 2000 in Iceland.Eyjafjallajokull volcano has also proved to be a headache for the tourism board of Iceland as they need to be thoroughly on their toes helping tourists from the volcanic site. Reason being, temperatures here dip more than -10 degree Celsius accompanied with bone chilling winds.As per the description of some of the tourists a trip to this volcanic site is more than rejuvenating and bestows a spiritual experience.One can sit their the whole day basking in the furor of the noisy volcanic eruptions. The volcanic plumes appear to be covering the whole blue yonder above the white sheet. Blood red lava spewing upto more than 20,000 feet high seem to spread their wings on the ice clad mountain top. Strong winds with that gory roars whipping every other object has more to it than description in words.