Life is normal in Iceland however Keflavik International Airport is closed

Friday 23, April 2010


Life is normal in Iceland however Keflavik International Airport is closed


Day-to-day life in Iceland is just as usual, even though the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull glacier on the south coast of Iceland has made an impact in a specified area. In other parts of the country, Icelanders' daily life is proceeding quite normally.



Volcano proves no 'handicap' for Icelandic golfers

The current plume of ash bursting out of the much talked about volcano proves no match, or should I say round, for keen golfers at the Strandarvollur golf course, located only twenty miles away from the eruption site at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier.


This incredible photo sent to IceNews by Ólafur W Hand, captures two golfers on the fairway in front of the breathtaking volcanic eruption, seeming to be completely unfazed by the ash fallout behind them. One budding golfer apparently more engrossed with his mobile phone than the golfing hazard.


So it seems that whilst the rest of Europe comes to a halt due to the clouds of ash, people in Iceland remains carefree and enjoy the pleasure of a round of 18 holes.


Keflavík International Airport is currently closed. Operations will be relocated to Glasgow while Keflavík International Airport is closed.


Affected passengers should contact their travel agents, or for direct bookings only, call our customer line +354 5050100 or please contact 1-800-223-5500; prompt 2.


It is our intention to carry passengers to their destination at the earliest opportunity when our flying program has fully resumed. The following alternative options are therefore also available to passengers scheduled to travel on April 15th to 28th:


A Full refund on unused flights, if travel has not commenced. Passengers requiring a refund should go back to the point of sale.


Re-book to a later date. Take an Icelandair flight to your destination at a later date convenient to you, subject to availability in the same service class/cabin. Re-booking must be made within 2 weeks of original flight. Travel must commence within one month from original travel date. Re-book on an Icelandair flight to/from another destination than originally booked. Re-booking is subject to availability in the same booking class. Any additional fare cost will be charged. Re-booking must be made within 2 weeks of original flight.




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