One of the main characteristics of Iceland is its unpredictable nature. Which is why so many of us adventurers are so passionate about this land. On March 19th 2021, after weeks of powerful earthquake swarms shaking Southeast Iceland, nature gifted us with a very special event that would soon become a very popular attraction, as a volcanic eruption finally occurred on the Reykjanes peninsula, in the Geldingadalir valley next to the Fagradalsfjall mountain.
Since the first big earthquakes started in February 2021 I was hoping for something new, big and changing to happen. And three weeks after it really did. On the night of 19th of March, an eruption started. I was in downtown Reykjavík in the bar with my friends at the time. Well, one more reason to celebrate. When I woke up the next day I was excited and I knew I wasn’t the only one. Many people went to see the eruption that day. I wanted too.