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THROUGH MY LENS: Volcano eruption 2011 – before and after

Svínafellsjökull glacier after the Grímsvötn volcano eruption 2011
Do you remember the volcano eruption in Iceland 2011? No not that one, I’m talking about the second one, the year after.

I’m talking about Grímsvötn which erupted under Vatnajökull glacier in May 2011. As it happens to be, I was in the area just underneath the eruption and got hit quite bad with ash.

I was going over some photos the other day and found these two photos taken in the beginning of May and in the end of May, 29 days between. The eruption started 21st of May 2011.

Svínafellsjökull glacier before Grímsvötn eruption

PHOTO: Svínafellsjökull glacier before the Grímsvötn volcano eruption 2011. Photo is taken 2nd of May 2011, the eruption started 19 days later.


Svínafellsjökull glacier after the Grímsvötn volcano eruption 2011

PHOTO: Svínafellsjökull glacier after the eruption of Grímsvötn volcano in 2011. Photo is taken 30th of May 2011, 9 days after the eruption. I don’t think it needs more explanation, the glacier got completely covered in ash. On a good note, the glacier didn’t melt as much that year!