Iceland volcano: Selfies on the lava flow of Fagradalsfjall

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Emma Teitel
Emma Teitel
Emma Teitel is an award-winning national affairs columnist with the Toronto Star who writes about anything and everything. She got her start at Maclean's Magazine where she wrote frequently about women's issues, LGBT rights, and popular culture.

This natural spectacle is a must-have on you. Thousands of Icelanders indoor and Icelanders flock each day to the volcano Fagradalsfjall.

Gunnar Freyr, Photographer:

“It is so nice to be with so many people here. After the past year it is unreal to be surrounded by so many people. For me and many others, it is just nice to experience once again the community. Out helps ensure a, to forget about the whole pandemic and all of that, what’s going on.”

The volcano in the vicinity of Reykjavík is on 19. March erupted. Since then, the lava flows and the seething crater, tourists, scientists, and photographers to pull almost magical.

Eli Bjorg Gudmundsdottir, Photographer:

“Stunning, amazing. This is my third Time here and it has changed every Time when I come back. The first Time you could go directly to the crater, you could be at the root of the crater, and, so to speak, one with the volcano. A short time later, the area was filled with solidified Lava. You are no longer able to go there. And now a mountain is there. It is insane.”

The spectacle of nature is for many a welcome distraction in the corona pandemic.

In order to cope with the onslaught, set up by the authorities on a Hiking trail. Patrols to prevent onlookers get into dangerous areas.

How long the spectacle still will continue is unclear. Volcanologists say the Fagradalsfjall could soon cease to spit Lava, or even for decades so on.

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