"We are lucky to have such a friendly and quite small volcano — at least now it’s still small and friendly!"
Fascinating to watch it in time lapse encroaching on the grave site. At a distance. https://twitter.com/astro_graph/status/1373596762565455875
Wonderful story! Olga sounds like a really lovely human.
I was very fortunate to go to The Giant's Causeway (travelled from the U.S.) towards the end of 2019 (lucky we didn't wait until 2020 😬) and I was blown away. I am not a nature person. I am not a hiking person. Yet...that was somehow one of the most surreal life experiences I have had so far.
That said, this volcano site gives off similar vibes so I totally get it. I would not want to go if it was on my own, but with them setting up a visitation site, I would be there ASAP if I was in Iceland. Haha
Very cool article and please thank your friend for her great pics. Very neat!
The sausages cooking are completely iconic. “Screw the camp stove, we’ll just use the lava from the volcano”. Haha. What a moment in time.
Stuff making hay
Make sausages while the lava flows :)
This was awesome!
I've always wanted to go to Iceland, closest I got was living in the Faroe Islands, which was a whole other experience in itself.
I really like Olga's comparison of the whole experience to the atmosphere of a big music festival.
Imagine a big-ass metal festival with Rammstein headlining, with all their crazy pyro and stage show, and an erupting volcano as a backdrop for the stage on top of all that. Wouldn't that be something :)
Wow! just Wow!
Can't wait for the t shirt! 😊 As for the volcano..... Terrifying, but how amazing to witness the birth of such a thing, and up close enough to feel the heat! Mind blown.
Send your friend who boiled an egg at the door to hell
This made me smile. Thank you :)
I've never heard of nacreous clouds before, they look amazing!
Feel fortunate to have visited Whakaari (White) Island when you could and found it fascinating, both the geology and history. Would like to see Iceland one day too.
Excited to get a t shirt! I thought oh I’ll risk it and wait till payday and I missed out on batch one so glad there’s more coming! Hope you have a great rest of the week
I mean I think Ísólfur would be pretty chill about the whole thing. Nothing more metal than getting engulfed by a volcano really.
Visiting an active volcano is a bucket list item for me. And going tornado chasing. Both possible dark tourist doco subjects?