Iceland: A volcanic eruption like you’ve never seen before, filmed by a drone at close range

Iceland: A volcanic eruption like you’ve never seen before, filmed by a drone at close range

Icelandic drone pilot Björn Steinbekk witnessed a grandiose spectacle on August 4th. The man undertook to film the ongoing volcanic eruption in the valley of Meradalir (Iceland). The scene was shot at night and shows lava violently pouring out of a crack in the earth. The bubbling liquid seems to form a pool before flowing like the meanders of a fiery river.

The volcanic eruption began on Wednesday, August 3, near Mount Fagradalsfjall, some forty kilometers from the capital Reykjavik (Iceland), reports Le Nouvel Observateur. It was accompanied by more than 10,000 earthquakes. Despite the absence of ash plumes, authorities called for vigilance over the gaseous pollution due to high concentrations of fluoride accumulating at ground level and in puddles.

A great show for the videographer’s subscribers

Björn Steinbekk is very popular on social networks. His Instagram account has almost 66 million subscribers. The 40-year-old has specialized in observing volcanic eruptions with his sophisticated camera drone. Ignoring the danger, the pilot uses his perfect knowledge of the region to get as close as possible to the glowing lava.

In his Instagram post this Saturday, Bjorn Steinbekkses warned his followers that he would invite eight people to go with him to Iceland to admire the volcano. He also promised a 24-hour live broadcast on YouTube, thanks to various drones live-filming the eruption.