Did you get your wish at the time @ed the head ? The Icelandic Volcano seemed so serious when it happened, six days of grounded flights.......fast forward to 2021 and we are on day 402 of restrictions!
I was in Berlin IIRC when it started. I managed to get on a train back to A'dam (trains were full) and I shared a compartment with a Dutch couple who were coming back from Milan. They said they saw a taxi there with Danish plates on it. Couldn't get a rental car, and if you could it was €600 premium. This all worked out great for me; I had taught two classes and was getting paid in Euros when the exchange rate to do that was very favorable. I was way flush in cash, maybe $8000 in my account