Eyjafjallajökull glacier in south Iceland became world famous in 2010 when a series of volcanic events under the glacier resulted in a huge ash cloud that caused an enormous disruption to air travel across western and northern Europe. About 20 countries closed their airspace to commercial jet traffic and it affected about 10 million travelers. Luckily, the eruption didn’t take any human life.
Videos of news readers trying to pronounce Eyjafjallajökull became quite the viral hit following the initial eruption and world wide interest in Iceland grew, especially in regards to this oddly named glacier with a volcano hiding underneath it.
Recently, a group of 30 hikers wearing mountain skis decided to conquer the 1,666 meter (5,465 ft) summit of the glacier. The whole trip took 9 hours, but their long trek rewarded them with an incredible experience…getting to ski down the side of a glacier!
Ólafur Már Björnsson captured footage of their day out in nature with the help of an aerial drone.