Published April 3, 2021
The Reykjavík Grapevine paid another visit to Iceland’s volcanic eruption last week, this time to report what it’s like to witness the earth belching fire at night.
The sun set at just after eight o’clock that day, so the team set off in the light to make the hike a little less tricky.
Lighting up the evening
Geldingadalur was a popular spot as night fell, and the surrounding slopes twinkled as thousands of head torches added to the natural light display.
Fireworks at night
Geldingadalsgos, of course, did not disappoint.
Nature pulls out all the stops
When the team eventually left Geldingadalur, they looked back to see the aurora borealis come out to join the amazing display of fire and light.
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