The Fagradalsfjall volcano near Iceland’s capital of Reykjavik started erupting for the first time in 800 years after the country hit by thousands of little earthquakes. The eruption was small and has not put anyone in jeopardy. Instead, it’s gifted the world with some amazing and stunning views of lava flowing from the ground.
The amazing video has been best captured by Icelandic drone pilot Bjorn Steinbekk, who took the sincere approach of flying right through the eruption. We spotted the footage from Steinbekk via Twitter, and it looks like he flew many sorties through the airborne lava — a daring feat that makes us question how his drone endured the high heat of the volcano.
“The eruption is considered a small one and the eruption fissure is about 500-700 meters (1640-2300 feet) long,” said the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) in a statement. “The lava is less than 1 square kilometer (0.4 square miles) in size.”
This video below also reveal the before and after of the eruption site, which is snuggled in a small valley in an isolated region of the country. News reports say there’s been no ashfall produced by the eruption, but residents living downwind of the volcano have been told to close their windows due to potential gas discharges.