Videos of erupting volcanoes and molten lava have always fascinated me, ever since I first saw them on TV as a kid. And thanks to drones, we can get closer as never before to this incredible force of nature. Bjorn Steinbekk risked his beloved drone to bring us this incredible footage that takes us on a flight right over an erupting volcano!
In the video above, you can see the Fagradalsfjall volcano near Reykjavik, Iceland. Due to a series of earthquakes, it erupted for the first time in over 800 years. It was an opportunity Bjorn didn’t wanna miss, so he took his DJI FPV drone and went to film the event.
Bjorn admits that he thought he would never see his drone again after filming this footage. I thought so too, seeing the final seconds of the video when it looks as if the drone was hit with a blob of lava. However, the drone survived this incredible journey, and Bjorn confirmed it on his Instagram page: