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Holiday companies rush to offer trips over Eyjafjallajokull volcano - 'available as long as the

• Travel,
Not many trips can still be described as true, once-in-a-lifetime adventures but travellers who have signed up to visit the Fimmvörðuháls volcano on the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, which dramatically erupted in Iceland last Monday, know they're witnessing something special. Volcanologists in Iceland have no idea whether the country's latest tourist attraction will stop erupting tomorrow or in two years' time. In the meantime, a host of holiday operators are making hay. Budding volcanologists have the chance to get up close to the Fimmvörðuháls volcano's crater, which lies around 75 miles east of the country's capital in Reykjavik, and even fly around it. These spectacular images show Mother Nature at its most raw as the volcano erupts under a cold night sky - the best time to view the spectacle. The eerie glow of lava is visible from miles as seismic activity along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge causes a powerful eruption.