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Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano threats: what do they mean for travellers?

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In light of recent concerns over Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano following an earthquake on Wednesday 27th August, we wanted to provide you with some basic information about the volcano itself, what these concerns mean, how to stay safe and how we’re treating the situation here at HI.

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What is Bardarbunga?

Badarbunga is a volcano which is part of a larger volcanic system beneath the Vatnajokull glacier in central Iceland. It is the second highest mountain in the country, peaking at 2,009 metres (the first highest is called Hvannadalshnúkur – try pronouncing that one).

What are the current threats?

For up-to-date information on Bardarbunga’s status and what’s going on, please visit the official Iceland Met Office website here.

What is the HI policy on the Bardarbunga threats?

HI are not able to offer refunds on deposit and booking fees for cancelled bookings due to the current volcano threat. However, we are monitoring activity and will review our policy should circumstances change, and will update this page.

 

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