Height before the eruption: 985 meters
Height after the eruption
The crater Magni: 1067 meters
The crater Móði: 1032 meters
Situated in the South of Iceland
between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull
Coordinates : 63°38.251′ N 19°26.467′
The eruption in Fimmvörðuháls are sometimes called
“The Small Cosy Tourist Eruption”
After a the authority where sure that the eruption are situated in the mountain pass between the two glacier Eyjafjalljökull and
Mýdalsjökull but not under them, and it is relatively small eruption the volcano-tourist-flow starts in a heavy stream.
Icelander and people coming from all over the world, where flying around in helicopters and airplanes, Montaigne Jeep driving in hundreds over the glacier of Mýrdalsjökull, and hiker walking in extreme cold to see the spectacular fire and lave coming up on the surface from deep down under the earth. The Eruption in Fimmvörðuháls even became an subject in British motorcar TV-show.
200 metres high lava fall
The eruption starts with that fissure opened up about 150 meters in length ejecting lava at a temperature of about 1,000 °C up to 150 meters into the air. The molten lava has flowed into the canyon Hrunagil, forming a 200 metres high lava fall.
31 March, a new fissure opened on around 200 metres from the original fissure. Many witnesses were present while the new fissure opened around 300 metres long and lava coming from it started to flow into the canyon Hvannárgil.
Magni and Móði
The eruption ended in 13.april during this 25 days people witnessed, for the first time in history, the formation of a pseudocrater during a steam explosion and the highest lava fall in the world. Two crater where formed and have been named Magni and Móði and are the 82 and 47 meters height from original landscape.
The day after, 14. April the big Eyjafjallajökull eruption start with ejecting ashes into the air and disrupting air travel in Europe.
This two eruption where related and can be considered the same eruption only the Fimmvörðuháls eruption where the foreplay of what was coming.
Large tourist attraction.
Evacuations and air travel disruption
For safty reasons people living near by the volcano where requiring to be evacuated and the international airport in Keflavik and the airport in Reykjavik where closed at first until it was clear the eruption was small and harmless.