We aren’t lengthy again from Iceland (you’ll be able to see the video simply produced from our journey 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, all of the sudden grew to become 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 enhance 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 not erupting on sixteenth October 2021. (Nevertheless, after we visited final month, we might nonetheless see lava down one crack near the crater – extra on that in a separate weblog publish later).
Within the meantime, you’ll be able to see reside footage from the positioning of the most recent eruption – a 100 m crack down Merardalir, near the identical web site – right here: