Sightseeing Flight Over Reykjavík With Play: Video

11 Jul The new Icelandic airline Play invited reporters on a sightseeing flight over the capital area yesterday.

People from all over the world can watch the eruption through the eyes of webcams.

24 Hours at Eruption Site: Amazing Time-Lapse Video

10 Jul The volcanic eruption by Fagradalsfjall mountain, Southwest Iceland, never ceases to fascinate.

Fagradalsfjall Eruption Seen from Space

9 Jul The volcanic eruption by Fagradalsfjall mountain in Southwest Iceland is being viewed from many different angles – even from space.

From the eruption site by Fagradalsfjall mountain.

‘This Eruption Isn’t Over’

8 Jul There was some visible activity in the crater by Fagradalsfjall mountain, Southwest Iceland at midnight, following a roughly 48-hour pause in visible volcanic activity.

In this picture, you can see how short the distance is from the lava flow to the coast.

What’s Most Remarkable About the Eruption

6 Jul One of the most remarkable things about this eruption is that there doesn’t seem to be any direct connection between the lava flow and the crater activity.”

From Keflavík International Airport.

Largest Number of Passengers in 15 Months

5 Jul A total of 10,580 passengers went through Keflavík International Airport on Saturday – the largest number in more than 15 months.

Scott Estill.

Was Preparing to Die at Eruption Site

5 Jul “I ended up tripping on a lava rock that I didn’t see, and I hit my head, and I was knocked out.”

A meteor, seen in the sky above Iceland in 2017.

Sounded Like Hekla Erupting or Hoofbeat on Asphalt

5 Jul When they heard the rumble, some witnesses thought an earthquake was imminent or an explosion occurring.

The fox, inspecting the eruption site.

Fox Makes News at Eruption Site: Video

4 Jul Interest in the volcanic eruption by Fagradalsfjall mountain, Southwest Iceland, is not limited to scientists, reporters and tourists.

The bridge over Glerá river in Akureyri.

Alert Phase Declared Due to Swelling Rivers: Videos

2 Jul Unusually high water levels in rivers and streams in North Iceland caused the national police commissioner to declare an alert phase in the area yesterday afternoon.

Skylight near Fagradalsfjall.

Lava Skylight Looks Like Red Figure: Video

2 Jul One of Iceland Monitor’s readers, Donatas Arlauskas, sent us this amazing drone video from the eruption site by Fagradalsfjall mountain, Southwest Iceland.

Play Tickets Sell Well; Icelandair to Fly to 34 Destinations

1 Jul Birgir Jónsson, CEO of the new Icelandic airline Play, which first took off June 24, states that the airline has already sold tens of thousands of tickets.

Did Part of Crater Rim Collapse?

30 Jun Recent changes in volcanic activity and volcanic tremor at the eruption site by Fagradalsfjall mountain, Southwest Iceland, could possibly be explained by part of the crater rim collapsing.

The land where the Fagradalsfjall eruption is taking place is privately owned.

Helicopter Service Prohibited from Landing Near Eruption

30 Jun The Suðurnes police commissioner, Southwest Iceland, issued an injunction yesterday, prohibiting Norðurflug helicopter service from landing its helicopters on the property of Hraun.

The eruption, seen from the air.

View of Eruption Before Landing at KEF Airport

29 Jun “The eruption is a magnet.”




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