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How to see hot flowing lava and other stupid questions about Iceland

Lava flows is not a regular thing in Iceland contrary to what some believe. PIC Bruce McAdams

Lava flows is not a regular thing in Iceland contrary to what some believe. PIC Bruce McAdams

Could you please advise us how to book a tour to see lava flows at the best possible prices? Can we get there on our own and if so what should we wear. PS: how many places are there to choose from?

The things we get in our mail is quite stunning and unbelievable time and time again. The above is from one of those from a large family coming to visit and wishing to get close to burning lava as soon as possible.

you do not want to fall into a crack and then smell your feet suddenly melting

In case others are wondering about the same issue let us assure you guys you cannot get close to flowing lava here since there is none. Lava is not free-flowing here like rivers and if it were one could hardly live here. The only times one can possible view molten lava pushing its way through the landscape is when a volcano bursts and even then there is no guarantee of getting up close and personal.

That being said, even trying to is way too dangerous for the average Joe and Joanna. Molten lava is not a TV show to enjoy. It will turn anything in its path to cinders in an instant. It sometimes flows above ground but also sometimes below ground too creating grave danger without anyone knowing. Trust us, you do not want to fall into a crack and then smell your feet suddenly melting. Lastly, a volcanic rift sends out massive amounts of dangerous fumes. Dangerous enough to kill a person in a few minutes of one gets too close.

But we understand there is a kind of a TV-version available; in Hawaii and oftentimes molten lava flows in abundance in Etna mountain in Italy. Go there.

2 thoughts on “How to see hot flowing lava and other stupid questions about Iceland

  1. I dont think this is a stupid question. I think your arrogance on the matter is rather stupid. Due to its geography, i think many people would assume they could possibly see something like this in Iceland. How is a question like this “stunning”? People come from all over the world to explore iceland and have questions. Maybe you should try traveling to some foreign places and ask some stupid questions.

    • Hi John. Respect your view on the matter. But one has done little or no research into the country being visited if one thinks lava flows freely all year long. And doing no research into a foreign place before visiting shows a lack of respect for the country and for yourself. Just our ten cents.


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