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The Volcano

The eruption in the Geldingadalur valley, under the Fagradalsfjall mountain range on the Reykjanes peninsula, began on March 19, 2021, just after 9pm. Photos are documentation of the first trip to the vicinity of the crater.

Back then, hardly anyone knew how to do it. This involved traversing uneven lava fields and nearly seven kilometers of a closed asphalt road.

That day was the last we had the chance to be so close to the crater that we were almost at our fingertips. Not long after our arrival and experiencing this phenomenon, the approach so close to the volcano was cut off – first by the ICE-SAR rescuers, and then by the lava itself.