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In 1996 GrÝmsvotn erupted. A glacial flood (jokulhlaup) followed. 3000 billion litres of water surged forwards carrying icebergs apparently the size of 3-storey buildings. Everything in its path was destroyed, including the GÝgjukvis bridge (373m long) and the Skeidarß bridge (900 m long).
Just before you get to Skaftafell National Park there is a piece of cruelly twisted metal, once a girder from one of the bridges. It serves as a harsh reminder as to natures incredible force and power.

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  • Written May 1, 2011
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