An image released by NASA shows smoke billowing from the Grimsvotn, Iceland's most active volcano. (HO/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

PHOTOS: More images from Grimsvotn’s eruption

PHOTOS: Eyjafjallajokull’s eruption from 2010

This event is larger than last year’s Eyjafjallajokull eruption which caused havoc for travelers across the globe. Scientists, however, do not think this eruption will cause as many hassles.

Full report from the Associated Press.

Iceland's most active volcano has started erupting, scientists said Saturday -- just over a year after another eruption on the North Atlantic island shut down European air traffic for days. (Halldora Kristen Unnarsdottir/AP)

The edge of the ash fallout zone in Reykjavik, Iceland. (INGOLFUR JULIUSSON/REUTERS)