"A feast for photographers"

The Holuhraun eruption has been ongoing for almost a week now, and many photographers dream of taking photos of it, but only media photographers are allowed into the area.

Among the photographers that are allowed into the area is Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson. He took some of the most famous photographs of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption and has been photographing eruptions for almost 40 years.

„I think I've photographed every eruption in Iceland since 1975," says Ragnar.

„This is the best one so far, it beats them all. I've never seen such a wonderful-looking eruption before.

Ragnar says that the setting is incredibly photogenic.

„We have water, we have reflections, we have lava, plumes reaching high into the sky, we have the sky being coloured by the eruption; this is a feast for photographers."

Ragnar is taking photos for Time Magazine, as can be seen here and also for the BBC. "They can't wait to get the photos," adds Ragnar.

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Live webcam: "Similar in size to the largest Krafla eruptions"

Magma started flowing in Holuhraun at 5:00 AM this morning. The eruption is located on the same fissure as the previous eruption on Friday morning, but is many times larger. This is the third eruption in the Bárðarbunga region in roughly a week, and the largest by far.

Air traffic not affected

The eruption in the Holuhraun lava field in Iceland has no impact on air traffic from Keflavik airport, at least at this stage.

The fissure thought to be about one kilometre long

A scientist at the IMO in Iceland located about five kilometres from the eruption in Holuhraun, north of Dyngjujökull, estimates that the fissure is about one kilometer long.

Amazing pictures from the eruption

Armann Hoskuldsson, a scientist at the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland, took some amazing photographs in the early morning when scientists witnessed the eruption in Holuhraun north of Dyngjujokull.

Eruption started again

An eruption has started again in Holuhraun, just north of Dyngjujokull in Iceland. The eruption was visible from a live webcam at 5:49 AM local time.

Volcanic activity could go on for years

"There's gonna be activity here for a few years. Not this particular eruption, it'll end and another one will start up elsewhere, and this will clearly erupt in a glacier," said volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson last night.

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