920, 1612, 1821 and now 2010…the story again, but with only one difference: the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull this time is causing so many damage in a personal and, of course, economic way.
The air travel has been paralised across Northern Europe since the eruption and that made stranding millions of travelers. The countries with airspace problems are: Austria, Belarous, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Island, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia and Montenegro, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweeden, Switzerland, Ukraine and United Kingdom. You can follow the Air Travel disruption after the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption on Wikipedia and also comments about passangers on twitter.
Chaos…mess up, people stuck in differente countries willing to get back home…immediately or in a few days and can’t find a place in a bus or train (because the only way to move around Europe right now it’s by land), I suggest you to check the ridesharing sites.
Some sites better than others depending on where are you right now
- Hitchhikers Mostly Europe
- Loquo Ridesharing (check your closest city) and the one I use always:so many people on it
- Craiglist Ridesharing (check your closest city)
- Compartir coche in Spain
- Voy contigo in Spain but mostly rides to Europe
- Comuto mostly in France
- Covoiturage 123 mostly in France
- Mitfahrgelegenheit mostly in Germany and Austria (.at) and Switzerland (ch)
- Mitfahrzentrale mostly in Germany
- Fahrtfuercents mostly in Germany
- Liftshare mostly in UK
- Passaggio in Italy
- Carpooling in Poland
- Pamemazi in Greece
- Haikesentrale in Norway (this one I found it recently and it’s just for the volcano).
And of course, the groups on Facebook. One to recommend: Carpool Europe due to Volcanic Ash. And the group: when volcanoes Erupt: a survival guide for stranded travelers.
Good luck to you all and keep posting your comments with new alternatives in the countries you are. Thanks you all!