Volcanic eruption in Iceland as new attraction for tourists
The eruption of the Fagradalsfjall table volcano in Iceland is attracting tourists in droves. A new fissure in the Meradalir valley is causing continuous eruptions and lava flows. Since the spectacle takes place near Reykjavik, it attracts hundreds of viewers every day.
Last Sunday alone, over 6000 people went to the fissure. Iceland is currently experiencing an upswing in tourism thanks to the volcano. However, the attraction is not without its dangers. Three tourists have already been injured while trying to approach the lava field. The Icelandic Office of Civil Defence and Emergency advises visitors to keep their distance. Furthermore, good footwear and the right clothing are essential.
Meanwhile, although Keflavik airport is just 20 km from the volcano, air traffic remains unaffected.