How to pronounce the name of Icelandic volcano Öræfajökull

RUV Icelandic television(NEW YORK) — Iceland’s biggest volcano has been in the news recently after it started to show signs of increased activity.

Öræfajökull developed a new half-mile caldera in late November, according to the Iceland Meteorological Office, indicating it could be getting ready to erupt. The volcano is located in the southeastern part of the country and is part of Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull.

Andrei Menshenin runs Flugblogg, an aviation blog in Reykjavik. He says the name of the volcano consists of two Icelandic words. The first “oraefi,” meaning wasteland, and the second “jokull,” meaning glacier.

In the video above, Menshenin demonstrates how to pronounce this volcano’s difficult name.

“Öræfajökull, so simple!” Menshenin says.

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