From Iceland — Photos: Geldingadalsgos At Night

Photos: Geldingadalsgos At Night

Photos: Geldingadalsgos At Night

John Pearson
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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.

Daylight hike

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.

What the ravens must see – photo by Art Bicnick

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.

A double act of aurora borealis and nature’s pyrotechnics – photo by Art Bicnick


The above image giving a raven’s-eye view of the eruption is available as a print from our online shop.


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