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.

The Man and the Mountain

Hi all, long time no see. Thanks for your patience. Since leaving for the north, about 10.000 VC comments ago, so much has happened. But, actually, it all started five days earlier, so about 14 days in “VC Calendar Time” but as all know that is un-measurable in Geological time. When the eruption started (again)…

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…

Holuhraun

A Look at the Overall Picture

One of the more persistent reader questions is “What will/can happen now?”. I am pretty convinced that this question is what occupies most people on the inside of IMO, Allmannavarnir and NordVulk as well. The words of several eminent vulcanologists, that this episode is unprecedented, indicate that this may indeed be so. But in order…

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…