From Iceland — The Volcano: A Memoir – Part Four


The Volcano: A Memoir – Part Four

Published October 28, 2022

Photo by
Art Bicnick

This episode was filmed in February and June 2022.

On the 19th of March 2021 a new eruption started in the southwest corner of Iceland, on the Reykjanes peninsula. Although there were signs and signals that this volcanic activity could be anticipated, nobody truly expected what happened next: something that changed the landscape and the culture of Iceland forever.

Join Valur Grettisson and Josie Anne Gaitens of The Reykjavík Grapevine as they review the life–and eventual death–of the Geldingadalir volcano.

In the fourth episode of this series on the Geldingadalir volcano, we go over the last days of the volcano on Geldingadalir and then visit the old crater.

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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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