From Iceland — RVK Newscast #146: Haunting Beauty Of The Steamy Lava

Photo by
Art Bicnick

This week we’re BACK at the sleepy volcano to see what’s new. Editor-in-chief Valur Grettisson (and Chief Morale Officer Pollý) bring you all the latest.

The volcano hasn’t been declared over yet, and scientists want to wait for three months just to make sure. But the lava is still steaming, especially in the winter, making the place incredibly beautiful as well as mysterious. There are some gases coming from the volcano, but nothing to worry about. Also, the people of Grindavík are very happy that this is over – but they are not out of the woods just yet.
Read our latest volcano coverage HERE.

Icelanders give books as gifts on Christmas Eve; it’s a tradition as close to the national heart as the habit of reading itself. The idea is to give those close to you a thoughtfully chosen work with which they can curl up cosy at home, and lose themselves in literature. And you can create some of that Nordic midwinter magic in your own world this year by giving a loved one—or yourself—a beautiful Icelandic book from the Grapevine Shop.

The newscast is made possible with the help of our friends at Einstök Beer

The volcano newscast is sponsored by LAVA centre. Examine the various volcanoes and eruptions, geographic faults and glacial floods that make Iceland a showcase of volcanism. Featuring new material about the Geldingadalir eruption!

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