You might have seen some spectacular video footage recently of the latest volcanic eruption in Iceland. A new fissure opened up this month not far from the Mount Fagradalsfjall volcano that spent six months erupting in 2021. Professional photographers and drone operators have flocked to capture the event, but of course, mass tourism wasn’t far behind them.
Any active volcano is a dangerous place, and having swarms of visitors, many of whom are not with guides, something was eventually going to go wrong. Professional drone pilot Isak Finnbogason spotted two witless tourists getting far too close while capturing his daily FPV drone footage.