From Iceland — RVK Newscast 207: Volcano Visitors Walking On The Lava Once Again

Photo by
Art Bicnick

Welcome back to RVK Newscast! Editor-in-chief Valur Grettisson brings you all the latest Icelandic news, including an update and special drone footage from the new volcano in Meradalir! Read on for more info and links.

A photographer with a drone recorded two hikers walking across fresh lava from the eruption at Meradalir. This comes amid reports of multiple visitors defying safety advice and traversing the barely-cool lava. Authorities have warned that it is nearly impossible for search and rescue workers to reach people if they get stuck on the lava because it is very sharp. Read more here.

It is predicted that lava will begin to flow out of Meradalir, possibly reaching the road ‘Suðurstrandarvegur’. At the same time, scientists have reported that lava flow has reduced significantly, from an average of 11 cubic metres per second, down to 3-4. Read all of our volcano coverage here.

To celebrate reaching 200 RVK Newscast episodes on Youtube, as well as the new eruption at Meradalir, we’re having a volcano themed giveaway! Follow our Instagram page for more info.

And if you order any of our themed boxes before 25th, we’re adding a complimentary piece of lava from the new eruption to every order! Shop here.

Read all of our volcano coverage here.

Follow our Twitter account for up-to-date information on the 2022 eruption here.

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

Support The Reykjavík Grapevine!
Buy subscriptions, t-shirts and more from our shop right here!

Show Me More!