Quite taken aback when they saw the road over the smoking lava

The Stark family from Chicago, Tyler, Mia, Lina, and Steven.

The Stark family from Chicago, Tyler, Mia, Lina, and Steven. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

The American tourist Steve Stark and his family were quite taken aback when they drove on a road that had been constructed over the newly flowing lava from the Sundhnúkagígar crater row volcano.

“When we saw the road that had just been made across the lava field, where smoke was rising, we thought that we were not going to stop here,” Stark told mbl.is after a visit to the Blue Lagoon yesterday, after the lagoon had reopened.

“But because we have received a lot of information, we feel more secure,” he added.

“Should we run to our car?”

Steve is traveling around the country with his wife Lin and their two children, who live in Chicago, Illinois.

Guests could again enjoy the Blue Lagoon after it reopened …

Guests could again enjoy the Blue Lagoon after it reopened on Tuesday. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

They say their intention was always to go to the lagoon during their visit to Iceland. They had to re-book once, which turned out to be very easy.

They say they are aware of the volcanic activity on the Reykjanes peninsula, but in an e-mail from the Blue Lagoon, they were informed that the current volcanic eruption was within safe distance of the lagoon.

When asked if they feel secure, they laugh:

“Are you telling us that we shouldn’t be? Should we run to our car?”

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