Despite the warning from the authorities, more and more tourists are visiting the site of the volcanic eruption.
Reckless Tourists in Iceland Keep Visiting Erupting Volcano
A new eruption of the Fagradalsfjall volcano has begun on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland for the third time since 2021. Scientists say that the volcano has been dormant for about 800 years up to this point.
Geologists suggest that activity could continue for several years, with breaks between ejections of lava that become stronger. However, further developments will depend on air currents.
The epicenter of the new eruption is located 30 km southwest of the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. The video shows how the lava heats up in the crater of the volcano and scatters beyond it. The danger level of the eruption was rated as the third, almost the highest.
Local authorities urged people to refrain from visiting the area where the eruption occurs, but this did not stop the flow of tourists.