Iceland is truly the land of ice and fire. Towards the end of August 2014, an eruption occurred in the highlands far from human habitation at Holuhraun, north of Dyngujökull. The volume of gas produced was unusually large compared to the amount of magma. Six different types of gas have been identified in the area. This is the biggest eruption since 1783 when there was an eruption in the Laki Crater. The eruption lasted for about six months.