In Iceland, tourists picnic on an erupting volcano

After a year, a volcano in Iceland erupts again and becomes a “tourist spot”

The Fagradalsfjall volcano, which erupted last year and had been active for six months, erupted again on Friday. .

The place has become a point of attraction for locals and tourists, who climb the hill to admire the “spectacle” to have a picnic while the lava invades the place.

Iceland has 32 volcanic systems considered active, the most in all of Europe. According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO), the Fagradalsfajall eruption began after an increase in seismic activity in the area.

the canadian jessie bull23, told Reuters he arrived in the city the day the volcano erupted.

“I’ve never seen a volcano, an active volcano. Kind of scary. I’m kinda scared, like, I hear these noises and I’m like, ‘Is this going to pop even more?'” , he said.

The place receives tourists of different nationalities, who describe the experience as “a lifetime experience”. Kristi Tahepoldan Estonian dentist, said: “If you ever have the opportunity to see a volcano in your life, go for it. Even if you don’t have the necessary shoes and clothes, go for it.”

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Julia Fleming

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