Iceland volcano has cooled enough for snow to settle

The summit of South Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull glacier is now covered in snow again following the recent volcanic eruption. The mountain has been grey with thick ash since the eruption this spring in the top crater between 14th April and 7th June.

After a particularly warm summer, the air over Iceland cooled down quickly just before the weekend as a northerly breeze took control. This allowed the temperature atop the country’s highest mountains to drop below freezing for the first time since the spring.

Although the top of Eyjafjallajokull is now white again with fresh snow, Visir.is reports that there is still no ice visible below 1,200 metres.

The hugely popular volcano webcams at www.mila.is are still active.

Photos: Anders Peter Amsnæs