Meet Geldingadalir, Iceland’s newest volcano
The Geldingadalir volcano is the world’s latest Instagram star. And it’s not shy about showing off its fiery side.
In the pantheon of Icelandic volcanoes, Geldingadalir on Fagradalsfjall mountain on the Reykjanes Peninsula is the new kid on the block.
It began with a series of earthquakes and tremors. Then in March 2021 the mountain ‘unzipped’ and molten lava made its way from 9 miles below to the surface.
It has been putting on a spectacular show ever since.
Geldingadalir is, quite literally, just down the road from Keflavik Airport and the famous Blue Lagoon. It’s proximity to Reykjavik has made it an instant must-see attraction for visitors and locals alike.
Over 260,000 people have visited the volcano so far, marvelling at the lava oozing from the six-hundred-and-fifty-foot-long fissure.
This video documents 60 Minutes’ visit in May. It will blow your mind.
Main image: Spectators watching Geldingadalir volcano erupt.(Shutterstock)