Eyjafjallajökull

One of the smaller ice caps of Iceland, situated to the north of Skógar and to the west of Mýrdalsjökull

The infamous volcanic events at Eyjafjallajökull took place 2010 as it erupted and halted flights a cross Europe resulting in the largest air-traffic shutdown since the second World War. The closures caused millions of passengers to be stranded (and pretty pissed off) not only in Europe, but across the world.

Eyjafjallajökull honestly caused some people to be very angry at us Icelanders, but he has settled down for now and hopefully won't cause us so much grief in the future. On the bright side though, stranded photographers got some absolutely astonishing photographs of the event.

If you really want to blend in with us Icelanders then the way to pronounce Eyjafjallajökull is "ay-yah-FYAH-dlah-yer-kuh-duhl". Try it!

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