From Iceland — RVK Newscast #117: The Volcano Begins Erupting Like A Geyser Again


RVK Newscast #117: The Volcano Begins Erupting Like A Geyser Again

Published July 14, 2021

Valur Grettisson
Photo by
Art Bicnick

The volcano has undergone a revival and is back to being a fire geyser—at least for the moment. Lava spitting from the crater is now reaching about 20 metres high, and pollution from the volcano has led to hazy skies and a mostly sunless summer for the south of Iceland.

Luckily, the impressive defence walls, built to protect Suðurstrandarvegur and some fibre-optic cables, are still withstanding the force—though it is just a matter of time before defeat by mother nature.

In unrelated news, this month we are offering walking tours of Reykjavík guided by Valur and Bjartmar Alexandersson, (co-presenter of The Icelandic Perspective), and Pollý. If you want to join in and meet the three of them, click this link.

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