The perfect souvenir for volcano stranded passengers – a jar of ash

Some people get their friends an “I’m with stupid” t-shirt, others may bring back a horrible sombrero – but if you’ve been impacted by the European aviation disruption caused by the Icelandic Eyjafjallajökull volcano, how about five and a half ounces of pure Icelandic volcanic ash?

Think of this little jar as a reminder of how terrible your trip back home was, or how long you had to sleep on the airport floor. Or if you missed an important meeting, present a jar of it to your boss as “evidence”.

Sadly, the Icelandic merchants behind this souvenir charge a whopping $38 for filling a cheap glass jar with ash, plus an additional $36 for shipping.

There is an upside though – all proceeds from the sale of this ash souvenir will benefit ICESAR – the Icelandic Search and Rescue organization in charge of safety in regions impacted by the volcano.

For this Icelandic souvenir (or to see the assortment of other Icelandic products), click here to visit