Spectacular Video of Eruption and Northern Lights
Musician and amateur photographer Kjartan Arnald Hlöðversson visited the eruption site by Fagradalsfjall mountain, Southwest Iceland, Sunday, hoping to catch a picture of the eruption with the northern lights in the background.
“And I managed to take these spectacular pictures,” he tells mbl.is.
Below is the time-lapse video he took, where you can observe in a short time what took place during a much longer period.
“I had hiked up the mountain by about 10:30 pm and set up my equipment,” he states. “I was about to leave when I saw a green glow in the sky above the eruption, and my heart simply leapt.”
“I’m first and foremost a musician, and I’ve long been interested in photography.” When faced with a lack of musical projects during COVID-19, Kjartan was determined to focus on photography, learning all he could about it.
He has an Instagram account where he posts pictures and videos of the night sky, with a special focus on the northern lights.