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Hekla volcano Live Cam, Iceland

by on Aug.02, 2016, under Cams, Iceland

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A particular danger of Hekla – its unpredictability. Still impossible to say exactly when a volcano will Wake up, and for how long. All eruptions of Hekla not like each other: some short – just a few days, others can last for months or even years. But seen: the longer Hekla dormant, the more catastrophic is its awakening. In 20th century largest eruption of Hekla began after a hundred years of hibernation March 29, 1947, and ended in April 1948. A sound was heard in all of Iceland, the ash cloud reached a height of 30 m, and fragments of rock flew at 32 km.

Icelanders called hekla the word short cloak with a hood. And the volcano bears the name because it wraps up the summit is usually cloud cover, resembling an ancient coat of Icelanders. Hekla covered with dark glory, which is spreading was promoted by Bernardine monks. At first they called it the gates of Hell. Later claimed that it sharpened Judas. In the Chronicles of the 14th century it is recorded that during the eruption, according to eyewitnesses, over the crater in the flames rushing birds, all the souls of the dead. And Icelanders still believe that on top of this volcano want coven witches.

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Akureyri, eyjafjördur fjord Live Cam Iceland

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Akureyri among Icelanders is considered the Northern capital of the state. Despite the fact that for its size and population Akureyri occupies only the fourth place among cities on economic development it is second only to Reykjavik. The city is located deep in the beautiful fjord of Iceland, Eyjafjordur, just 40 kilometers from the Arctic circle.

The first mention of Akureyri refers to 1562, when on the shores of the North Bay first settled by the Vikings. The town’s name comes from the Icelandic Akur-eyri, which means “coastal land”.

The main industries urban industries are seafood processing, and tourism. Akureyri is considered the cultural centre of Northern Iceland. The city has a modern University, theatre, art museums and even a Symphony orchestra.

First and foremost Akureyri attracts lovers of ecological tourism. From that city it is convenient to travel to amazing Icelandic waterfall, Godafoss, as well as to the stunning island of Grimes, which is the only piece of Iceland are in the Arctic circle.

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Akureyri Live Cam, Iceland

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Akureyri — the Northern capital of Iceland and the second largest city (15 thousand inhabitants). An ideal starting point for scenic drives in the area — Husavik, the godafoss waterfall and to the island Grimes — the only piece of Iceland in the Arctic circle, where from Akureyri flying airplane. Night life Akureyri can not be compared with Reykjavik, but here you can try whale meat.

The city is located at the bottom West side of eyjafjörður fjord (Eyjafjörður) and surrounded by mountains, which here rests vnutritrubnoj climate with significant temperature changes (warm summer, cold winter). The seaside town is a narrow flat strip before a steep low hill. Through the city flows the river Gerow (Glerá).

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