Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption - Iceland is clean and safe
Tuesday 4, May 2010
There have been no interruptions in international flights lately, and domestic transportation runs smoothly as well. Even though ash might still affect air travel, there are four international airports in Iceland, and if one were to close down, air traffic would be directed to the others.
Cleanest country in the world
In spite of the eruption, Iceland ranks as the cleanest country in the world according to Forbes magazine, and we look at the eruption as an ideal opportunity to further promote Iceland and encourage visitors to explore the unique nature we have to offer.
Icelanders are used to the geothermal wonders of the island and have learned how to make the best of it - as a result we are among the world leaders in green energy and sustainable development. Iceland is the only western country that produces all its electricity from emission-free and sustainable natural resources in the form of geothermal and hydro power.
Lava flows safely north
The eruption in Eyjafjallajokull is now producing much more lava than ash, although there was some increase in ash fall over the weekend. The lava is flowing at around 50 tons per second and has finally appeared from under the glacial cap, streaming down to the uninhabited north of the glacier. As before, the eruption poses no safety threat to travellers and is localized to a small, rural area!
The latest eruption has also proven to be an inspiration to designers
Icelandic designers are taking inspiration from the recent volcanic eruption in south Iceland. New designs are popping up in various forms, although nature inspiring design is nothing new, with Iceland's volcanic nature having inspired many a piece throughout the years.
More and more travellers think that researching and planning a European city break is half the fun and they're not interested in pre-arranged trips or escorted tours. Self-guided tours offer a lot of advantages but require some guidance and good resources.
With the recent wild fires, disrupting flights and increasing air pollution, environmental quality is a growing factor in attracting tourists.
The hotel price comparison site www.trivago.co.uk has put together a list of the fifteen most spectacular hotel rooftop terraces in the world.