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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