On March 19, 2021, a volcano erupted at Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland. Up to this date, this volcanic system had been dormant for 800 years.
The eruption was small compared to other volcanoes and lasted until September. Despite this, three valleys around the mountain were completely filled with lava by the time the eruption stopped.
I was able to approach the volcano in a one-hour, partly steap hike from the south to about one kilometer.
On the same day I flew there again in the evening by helicopter and was able to photograph the volcano from the air.