Bárðarbunga is a big volcano by Iceland standards and its starting to wake up! Where is it? Will it erupt and shut down Europe's airspace? What about the ice flood risks? The news has been rolling out different scenarios.
From first hand experience, I can tell you that there is nothing more magical than watching fingers of light begin to touch Tongariro's mountain tops and knowing that you are in the minority of the world's population to witness the first sunrise on that day.
Why should this matter? Well in 2010 when the Iceland volcanic crisis crippled Europe, British volcanologists were among the leaders providing technical advice, help with monitoring and developing key research into volcanic eruptions worldwide.