The eruptions of were a period of volcanic events at Eyjafjallajökull in which, although relatively small for volcanic eruptions, caused enormous disruption to air travel across western and northern over an initial period of six days in 2010.

Photo: NEODAAS/University of Dundee/AP

An image made available by NEODASS/University of Dundee which shows the volcanic ash plume from Iceland, top left, to the north of as received by NASA's Satellite at 11.39 GMT Thursday April 15, 2010. All flights in and out of the and several other European countries have been suspended as ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland moves south. The UK's air traffic control service (Nats) said no flights would be allowed in UK airspace until at least 0700 BST on amid fears of engine damage. The airspace restriction was the worst in memory, a spokesman said.