The ice covered volcano basking in the sun prior to the current unrest.

Cotopaxi – A most dangerous volcano

As we started our series about the New Decade Volcano Program we had to do some hard choices about which volcanoes we would include. We opted to not feature Cotopaxi even though it is situated near the Ecuadorian capital of Quito and has a proven track record of very large eruptions. It could though very…

Image from the 2014 eruption of Gunung Kelud. Photograph by AlexMG.

The Water Volcano – The new Decade Volcano Program

What is a better starting point for our proposed list of new Decade Volcanoes than a volcano that operates in a way that almost no other volcano does? As the number ten of our list we hereby present a volcano that equally blends being an artesian well and an andesitic tephra producer of note. Without…

Krisuvik volcano fumaroles and mudpots.

It Started With a Kiss…

So, Volcanocafé readers and kind supporters of our “Hekla:The Movie” project, the first baby steps of our momentous journey have been taken. Carl has left the world of corporate mergers to fend for itself and journeyed to Iceland to supervise the first pre-production meeting, alongside Eggert, Bergsveinn and me (Nick). With gallons of coffee and…

Icelandic BBQ. Photograph copyright by Eggert Norðdahl.

Bárdarbunga – The Elevator to Hell

Due to me having had a couple of hectic weeks at my day job and catching this year’s influenza I have not gotten around to writing as much as I have wished. What I had wanted to do by now would have been to explain more in detail what is happening at the Icelandic eruption,…