We aren’t lengthy again from Iceland (you may see the video simply produced from our journey right here and weblog posts will observe shortly), solely to listen to that there’s a new eruption at Geldingadalir within the Reykjanes Peninsula.
The Fagradalsfjall volcano, which began erupting on nineteenth March 2021, out of the blue turned one in every of Iceland’s hottest sights – fairly actually – and drew an estimated 350,000-400,000 vacationers, giving the nation a much-need increase after COVID.
Lava stopped spewing from the volcano in September of final 12 months, making it the longest volcanic eruption in Iceland for some 50 years, and it was formally declared as now not erupting on sixteenth October 2021. (Nonetheless, once we visited final month, we may nonetheless see lava down one crack near the crater – extra on that in a separate weblog submit later).
Within the meantime, you may see dwell footage from the location of the newest eruption – a 100 m crack down Merardalir, near the identical website – right here: