This past weekend, travel in Europe was once again put into jeopardy as another volcano in Iceland began to erupt. The Grímsvötn volcano started to spew ash into the upper atmosphere on May 21 with debris flying as high as 65,000 feet. As of today, May 25, the volcano appears to be entering a paused state. While this is definitely good news, the volcano must remain inactive for three months in order for it to be considered dormant.
Last April, a similar ash cloud was released with the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano that caused massive travel delays across Europe. Luckily, the eruption of Grímsvötn appears to be having less of an effect on traveling in Europe. Auto Europe will continue to follow the events in Iceland in order to provide you with the latest travel updates concerning the Grímsvötn volcano. Safe travels!