Eggert Norðdahl at Holuhraun for Volcanocafé Production Movie.

Hekla – the Movie

This has been unprecedented weeks for Volcanocafé in terms of visitor numbers and we are witnessing events the likes of which none of us have seen before. As if things weren’t exciting enough, we are, as a volcanic community, about to embark on our most ambitious project. Hekla: the Movie That’s right. We aim to…

Top off Hekla. Photograph from Trecking in Iceland.

Hekla and the Global Positioning System

There are occasions when you as an expert in the field write something short and to the point and you expect everyone else to be able to follow you. As you find out that people well and truly did not follow you it is very important to remember that it was you as an expert…

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What’s up with Iceland? Hekla Edition

This article on Hekla is my personal birthday gift to Mike Ross on his big day. Congratulations Mike! About once a year I write a piece about which five Icelandic volcanoes would be the most likely to erupt given the signals they have fired off during the last year. This list normally contains roughly the…

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Countdown to Hekla

It has been a long time since I wrote about Hekla. But, I guess nobody is surprised at what I am about to write. Everyone with a genuine interest in volcanoes have their favorite volcano. As many in here know Hekla is my favorite volcano to bang my head against. Few volcanoes are as intricate…

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Odd strain at Hekla

Hekla have one of her days today. It all started at 08.56 with a small earthquake located at Árnes close to Haukadalur SIL-station. The earthquake was clearly tectonic and at a respectable depth of 6.2km. The earthquake will most likely be revised later as it is of low probability due to low energy released. What makes…