Image by Debbie Gavish

On March 20, 2010 a volcano erupted in Iceland near the Eyjafjallajokull glacier after nearly 200 years of lying dormant. On April 7, 2010 I got to see this magnificent force of nature from right up close.

The Mission

Reach the Volcano, by air and/or by land.

The Obstacles:

1) Extreme weather conditions made visiting the Volcano impossible for several days during my stay in Iceland. My flight to London was scheduled the morning of April 7,2010. The night of April 6, 2010 tours announced that conditions would enable people to reach the Volcano on April 7, 2010. I pushed back my flight by a day and booked a tour to the Volcano.

2) Find a minimum amount of people for the tour.

3) Combine an air and land tour for a cheaper price than offered...

...At 2pm our super jeep picked us up from our Hostel. I was with my new Canadian friend Michael, and my new friend from Holland, Kim. In total, we were 7 tourists, plus the driver in the super jeep (maximum capacity of 8 people).

This is a guest post by Debbie Gavish. Debbie Gavish departed New York City earlier this month on a 5 1/2 month, 17-country ’round the world trip.


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