Fagradalsfjall volcano: All of Iceland at “Vulkan Viewing” – News abroad

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Reykjavik – It bubbles and bubbles and bubbles …

They are eerily beautiful pictures that excite an entire country. The volcano Fagradalsfjall in Iceland has been seething for more than a week and has spewed tons of lava into the landscape.



The Icelanders cannot get enough of “their” volcano spectacleFoto: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images


The distance rules - to the lava - are observed.  But not all onlookers are so disciplined

The distance rules – to the lava – are observed. But not all onlookers are so disciplinedPhoto: Marco Di Marco / dpa

A natural spectacle that simply won’t get boring! Night after night, the inhabitants of the small island state gather around the Fagradalsfjall volcano, marvel at the gruesome and beautiful spectacle at the “public viewing”.

Eggs and bacon fried on lava – pan melted

But you shouldn’t get too close to Hellfire, warn civil defense officials who have gathered at the “viewpoints” to raise awareness.


The latest craze on social networks: a selfie in front of the volcano

The latest craze on social media: a picture in front of the volcanoFoto: STRINGER/REUTERS


Civil protection officials warn that you shouldn't get too close to the lava

Civil protection officials warn that you shouldn’t get too close to the lavaFoto: STRINGER/REUTERS


Spectacular: a bike tour around the volcano

Spectacular: a bike tour around the volcanoPhoto: ddp / abaca press

Because many underestimate the dangers: Visitors took selfies just a few meters from the seething lava – too dangerous, a spark could set clothes on fire, for example.

One of the civil defense officials told the AP news agency that a visitor even tried to cook bacon and eggs on the lava – but the pan had melted in the heat.
Although volcanoes are part of everyday life in Iceland, it is extremely rare that lava flows out of the earth so close to the capital. The lava area is only 20 kilometers away from Reykjavik – for the more than one hundred thousand inhabitants, it is practically around the corner.

The volcano public viewing will continue – as long as Fagradalsfjall “plays along” …





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