Posts Tagged ‘volcano’

Icelandic volcano sparks tourism hopes

Icelandic volcano sparks tourism hopes

A volcano that has erupted for the first time in 200 years is being used to prompt travellers to take a look at Iceland’s dramatic natural landscape.

While 500 people who live near the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano have been evacuated, many of the country’s tour operators are including a trip to see the still-smoking peak in their itineraries. (more…)

Ash cloud grounds flights in Australia

Ash cloud grounds flights in Australia

Air passengers face disruption to and from Australia as the volcanic ash cloud from Chile’s Puyehue volcano sweeps across the south of the country.

Australia’s two major airports, Sydney and Melbourne, have cancelled all flights for up to 48 hours, while Adelaide and Canberra have also been hit. (more…)

Volcano erupts again as clean up begins

Volcano erupts again as clean up begins

A worker carefully removes volcanic ash covering the 9th century Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java, as the country attempts to recover from the eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano earlier this week. (more…)

Volcano country

Volcano country

It’s almost exactly a year since volcanic ash from Iceland caused much of European air travel to grind to a halt. But a lot can change in a year: this April, Iceland’s volcanic landscapes are being celebrated as a travel destination, rather than a destination that ruins travel. (more…)

Midnight inside the volcano

Midnight inside the volcano

Lowering yourself into the depths of an Icelandic volcano may be a moment to take a deep breath at the best of times, but fans can now add an additional frisson of excitement to the experience by doing it beneath the midnight sun. (more…)

Journey to the centre of the earth

Journey to the centre of the earth

Naturally you’d run away from lava if you saw it pouring from a volcanic crater in the not-so-distant horizon – wouldn’t you? Well, one national park in Africa is assuming otherwise.

As the newly erupting Volcano Nyamulagira in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to unleash its worst, the area’s conservation organisation is offering brave tourists the chance to camp beside the volcano to witness the amazing scene. (more…)

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