10 Beautiful Glaciers to See in Iceland

4. Eyjafjallajökull

Eyjafjallajökull
If you remember anything about a volcanic eruption in Iceland, it was most likely the scene at Eyjafjallajökull in 2010. The eruption halted air travel over the country for six days while the air was thick with ash and debris. The volcanic glacier is located along the southern coast of Iceland and its waters are responsible for fueling the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss waterfall. If you want to know more about what it was like to live in the area during the most recent eruption, head to the nearby town of Hvolsvöllur. There you’ll find a visitor’s center that shares the story of Þorvaldseyri—a local family-run farm that was destroyed by the eruption’s aftermath (mainly floods, lava, and ash build-up).