Fire & Ice: Touring an Active Volcano

The Eyjafjallajokull volcano has been erupting since last month in Iceland and has led to an increase in tourism.  Many tour operators are taking advantage of this rare contrast of fire and ice and selling package tours from Reykjavik (by land and air) to the volcano.  For example, Extreme Iceland Travel Agency offers a "Volcano Up Close" which provides snowmobiles and gear for you to get up close to the action ($370 Euros). How awesome would it feel to be in one of these planes?!

Marie Frei

One Carry-On is a blog managed by Marie Frei, a travel expert and photographer with a passion for exploring off the beaten path locations. The blog covers honest and personal stories about living and traveling as an American abroad, shares her global appreciation for culture and design, and promotes traveling to far-flung destinations with a carry-on as fun, affordable, and easy.