The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration has closed roads and banned hiking in a large area north of the Bardarbunga volcano.
The black hatched area on the map below shows the region that is out of bounds:
The organisation warns of a "danger of flooding in connection with a possible volcano eruption".
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