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Smell something burning? It might be your travel plans.

Two volcanic eruptions in Iceland last weekend are wreaking havoc for end-of-summer vacationers. The Bardabunga volcano displayed some relatively mild activity on Friday, but by Sunday was gushing lava at a rate of 1,000 cubic metres per second.

As a result, the Icelandic Meteorological Office was forced to issue the highest aviation warning possible (red) once there were concerns of ash spewing into the sky. Once experts realized that wasn’t happening, they lowered the warning level one notch to orange, where it remains now.

Nonetheless, a no-fly zone is still in effect within three nautical miles around the volcano. It’s still unclear how this is impacting individual flights at large, but officials say the situation is contained. At the very least, it likely won’t be as disruptive as the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajokul, where more than 100,000 flights had to be cancelled.

So while you’re waiting for your plane to get the green light, why don’t you check out these spectacular images of what’s holding you up?

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