Bit of a twist for this week’s Photo Friday – despite the fact that it happened back in November, I was finally able to put together my footage from my sightseeing flight over southern Iceland to the Holuhraun eruption into a condensed, single video.
I’m slightly irritated with myself at my own shakiness and the inadequacy of my camera lens at times (to be fair, it did fall out of my pocket down a cliff in Snæfellesnes, but that’s another story…)
I had a lot of fun reliving this flight through assembling this video, so perhaps you might enjoy it too. Looking at Iceland on the ground is surreal enough – looking at it from above is like looking down at another planet. Watching the volcano bubble and boil beneath my feet was beyond anything I’d ever experienced in my life. Following my return landing in Reykjavik, I had a shit-eating grin on my face for the rest of the evening. It was also neat to see some of the same places I’d visited on land from above, like Skógafoss and the black sand beaches of Vík. If you ever get a chance to fly in a six-seater plane over incredible Icelandic landscapes, do it – the views are worth it.