As soon as the Reykjanes peninsula started spitting out the lava it had been promising for weeks, The Grapevine’s intrepid Newscast Team sprang into action.
Editor-in-Chief Valur Grettisson and photographer Art Bicnick got themselves as close as possible to the Geldingadalsgos volcano—which on the night of the eruption meant a nearby road—to make a video bringing you everything they knew at that point.
But although they weren’t able to get to the hot spot itself that night, Art captured its eerie glow reflected in the low cloud over Grindavík.
When daylight arrived yesterday Valur and Art set out again, leaving trusty newshound Pollý behind on this occasion. After a very long hike in the pouring rain, they were able to reach the eruption site to bring you this remarkable video.
In addition, Art managed to capture the awesome power and spectacle of the natural pyrotechnics through his lens.
Iceland is breathing fire
Just hangin’ out
Might as well warm your hands
Don’t look around, Valur
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