ICE-O 2011 and the eruption

An eruption started in Grímsvötn underneath glacier Vatnajökull on Saturday around 7 PM. The volcano is spewing large amounts of ash up to 33-35 thousand feet. Grímsvötn is Iceland’s most active volcano. Usually the eruptions occur at an interval of a few years. Most of these eruptions last a few day. The eruption is very big this time. However, experts consider it unlikely to cause anything similar to the chaos of the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull in 2010. (
The most power in the eruptions will probably be over after few days and will probably not affect our international orienteering event ICE-O 2011.