The Volcano Katla is Overdue
In Katla Glacier is one of the most beautiful and accessible ice caves in the country. The cave is charming, but danger looms above. The volcano Katla is overdue. Icelandic Times / Land & Saga, of course, went south today. You can’t miss seeing such a wonder, like the ice cave in Katla Glacier.
When Katla last erupted in 1918, it was catastrophic. Every hundred years or so, a major eruption happens in Katla, meaning it is over 100 years since there was a large eruption last.
It erupted in 1860, 1823, 1755, 1721, 1660, 1625, 1612, and 1580. Many were enormous eruptions, the largest in 1755 and 934 when there was a giant eruption in Katla. When will it erupt next? No one knows, but it’ll be soon.. probably.
Vestur-Skaftafellssysla 14/10/2022 : RX1R II, A7R IV, A7C – 2.0/35mm Z, FE 1.8/14mm GM
Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson