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Beating the ash clouds of Eyjafjallajökull

I visited New York while Eyjafjallajökull erupted in April, 2010

I was at home, packing for our weekend in New York, when my grandmother called to tell me about the volcanic eruption in Iceland. Apparently plane traffic in Europe could come to a complete stop because of it, putting our trip to New York in Jeopardy. Værnes, the airport in Trondheim still wasn’t closed, the airline told us to show up at the airport, no one knew what would happen.

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Eyjafjallajökull erupting

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Visiting Iceland During the Volcanic Eruption

I visited Iceland to witness the volcanic eruption in April, 2010

On April 14, 2010, the volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted on Iceland, spreading large amounts of volcanic ash all over Europe, grounding all airplanes in Northern Europe for days and disrupting air traffic for weeks. People either on the way on holiday or returning home found themselves stranded in airports, unfamiliar cities or found other, more time-consuming modes of transportation.

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