Eruption 2021 in Iceland

Me Too!

A volcanic eruption is a magnificent spectacle, an experience like no other, so they said. I was ambivalent about a visit after missing out on the first 72 hours window following the triggering event. Quickly there formed a waiting list for a helicopter charter. The alternative – joining the throngs on foot – held little appeal. And every passing day brought thousands of new Instagram masterpieces into the world, extinguishing any lingering enthusiasm.

A few days ago we finally boarded a helicopter for the short hop to Geldingadalir. On the way in, the light of the low sun caressing the active craters was pure eye candy. On the ground, a couple of low circling helicopters made flying my drone a tense exercise and placed severe constraints on manoeuvrability. But you have to make chutney with the tomatoes you are dealt.

A short video is attached at the end of the post. Go here for the gallery of the eruption.

Volcanic eruption, Iceland, Reykjanes, Geldingadalir

Soup of lava
DJI Phantom 4 Pro v2

 
Volcanic eruption, Iceland, Reykjanes, Geldingadalir

Eye of Sauron
5DS, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Volcanic eruption, Iceland, Reykjanes, Geldingadalir

Crater row
5DS, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Volcanic eruption, Iceland, Reykjanes, Geldingadalir

Flyby
5DS, 70-200L f/2.8 II IS

 
Volcanic eruption, Iceland, Reykjanes, Geldingadalir

Smoldering reptile
5DS, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Volcanic eruption, Iceland, Reykjanes, Geldingadalir

Furnace
5DS, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Volcanic eruption, Iceland, Reykjanes, Geldingadalir

Inferno at twilight
5DS, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 
Volcanic eruption, Iceland, Reykjanes, Geldingadalir

Fire tongue
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
Volcanic eruption, Iceland, Reykjanes, Geldingadalir

Volcano city
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
Volcanic eruption, Iceland, Reykjanes, Geldingadalir

Eruption site in Geldingadalir (see the helicopter?)
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 

 
 
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