June 26 - Iceland’s Geldingadalir Volcano Site


It’s a short flight from Minnesota to Iceland to view the active Geldingadalir volcano. Travel 45 minutes south from Reykjavík, the capitol of Iceland, for a once in a life time experience to see the wonders of a volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The volcanic eruption, that began on March 19, 2021, is a slow steady moving lava flow that could last weeks, months or even years. It’s a half hour walk to the end of a black rock shell where hikers can get within feet of one of the volcano’s lava flows. An active lava flow will travel nine football fields in a day. Adventurers are allowed to proceed up an adjacent mountain while the Icelandic Coast Guard monitors for gas levels low enough for hikers to safely climb. Hikers at the base of the adjacent mountain have a one and a half hour climb up loose gravel and volcanic rock to the top of the mountain to get a good view of the molten red hot cauldron. At times the volcano seems to be asleep, then bubbles, and then shoots out molten lava in an awesome display and then smokes and then sleeps again. About five minutes later the volcano does it over again. It’s an adventure to experience the Geldingadalir volcano site and it’s just a short flight from Minnesota.

Adventurers begin their hike in to see the Geldingadair volcano.

Hikers reach the black rock shell where hikers can get within feet of one of the volcano’s lava flows.

The end of one of the volcano’s lava flows.

Hikers climb up loose gravel and volcanic rock to the top of the mountain.

The volcano smokes in the distance.

The volcano from half way up the mountain.

People at the top of the mountain.

People moving around at the top of the mountain.

People get a view of the volcano and wait for another eruption.

The volcano shoots out molten lava in an awesome display and flow.

The volcano shoots out molten lava in an awesome display.

Adventurers begin the hike back down the mountain.

The black rock shell of one of the volcano’s lava flows.

The black rock shell where hikers can get within feet of one of the volcano’s lava flows.

The black rock shell where hikers can get within feet of one of the volcano’s lava flows. An active lava flow will travel nine football fields in a day.









































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