Articles Tagged ‘Eyjafjallajokull’

Volcano Tourism Gives Iceland a Boost

Volcano Tourism Gives Iceland a Boost July 29, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Despite the country’s economy collapsing in 2008, followed by the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010, Iceland’s tourism is booming…and the volcano might have helped make it happen. Known as “volcano tourism,” all the footage of Iceland’s landscapes that aired during the...

Pain In The Ash: Flights Resume But Costs, Concerns Remain

Pain In The Ash: Flights Resume But Costs, Concerns Remain April 22, 2010 | Travel News, UK | Read More
First the good news: after a six-day shutdown, airports across Europe began reopening Wednesday, and the airspace over most of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden and Germany was open again.  Some of the bad news: there’s still a six-day backlog to deal with, the economic...

Iceland Tourism Heats Up After Volcano Erupts (Videos)

Iceland Tourism Heats Up After Volcano Erupts (Videos) April 5, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
On March 21, a glacier south of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik opened and began spurting lava.  The volcanic eruption caused a few hundred people who lived nearby to evacuate, but almost immediately began attracting tourists.  Less than two weeks after the eruption, at least 25,000 visitors from...