Video Shows Lava Size and Perspective Skip to content

Video Shows Lava Size and Perspective

Today’s video is taken by RÚV’s Freyr Arnarson who flew over the eruption on Saturday. It gives a good aerial view of the craters and the lava as it stood then. Since then the lava has flowed all the way into Jökulsá á Fjöllum glacial river, as earlier reported.

It shows the eruption site from many angels, including from Askja volcano in the north with the lake in the crater and Vatnajökull glacier in the south. You can see the video here.

The new southern fissure seems to be closed again, at least it has not been emitting any lava during the past couple of days. The webcams show that the eruption is still active now on Sunday night. (Also see here and here.)

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Get news from Iceland, photos, and in-depth stories delivered to your inbox every week!

* indicates required

Subscribe to Iceland Review

In-depth stories and high-quality photography showcasing life in Iceland!

Share article