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Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland started erupting on March 19, 2021 and was active for six whole months. Although the eruption has stopped, it's still interesting to witness the new lava fields created by the eruption up close.

Live from Fagradalsfjall eruption

Volcanic activity is a fact of life in Iceland, where people have learned to live with both its drawbacks, and considerable advantages, such as geothermal energy and dramatic natural environment.

The restrained Icelandic volcano Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes peninsula stepped into the spotlight on the evening of Friday March 19, 2021, when an eruptive fissure opened in the Geldingadalir valleys. The eruption was active for six whole months and was declared finished on September 21.

It had been quiet for over six thousand years, and is the first active volcano in the Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark area for 800 years.

Find out more information about the development of the volcano during these past months, how to hike there, and many more interesting facts on the subject, here below.

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