Last updated 03.06.2010 09:00 GMT
For the past two weeks there has been no activity in the
Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Only a small trace of smoke comes up from the
crater but no ash, lava or any other material. This most likely marks
the end of the eruption.
Iceland is perfectly safe
The eruption has no discernable effect on life in Iceland – apart from
the small area surrounding the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Travelling to
Iceland is perfectly safe and the land of ice and fire welcomes you to
enjoy adventures beyond imagination. In fact tourism-review.com recently put Iceland on the top 10 list for the safest countries in the world for tourists.
The spring is busy changing Iceland into its seasonal costume of bright green and the migrant birds have returned to the North, signalling the advent of summer. Icelanders expect a great increase in geo-tourism this year, and the spanish newspaper El País, recommends Iceland as one of the best places to witness the forces of nature at work.
Cleanest country in the world
In spite of the eruption, Iceland ranks as the cleanest country in the world
according to Forbes magazine, and we look at the eruption as an ideal opportunity to further promote Iceland and encourage visitors to explore the unique nature we have to offer.
Icelanders are used to the geothermal wonders of the island and have learned how to make the best of it - as a result we are among the world leaders in green energy and sustainable development
. Iceland is the only western country that produces all its electricity from emission-free and sustainable natural resources in the form of geothermal and hydro power.
The latest eruption has also proven to be an inspiration to designers