Since it began erupting on March 19, 2021 the Fagradalsfjall volcano has sparked international attention and fascination. Previously dormant for 800 years, this volcano began erupting on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula, located about 45-minutes south of Reykjavík.
Aside from the international media attention, the volcano has become a popular attraction with upwards of 4,000 people visiting it daily. There are even webcams set up by local organizations — including by Visit Iceland and the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RÚV) — to let people see the volcano from afar.
At FlyOver Iceland, our team member Marco Di Marco is a volcano enthusiast — he previously worked as a guide in Sicily, Italy, taking visitors to Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano — and was one of the first people to hike up to the volcano when it began erupting. He’s made many trips to the volcano since and even witnessed a new fissure open. You can follow his adventures here.
Here are some incredible photos he captured back in the early spring of the erupting volcano.