Icelandair Group passenger Erla Vinsý was one of a few lucky customers on board a recent flight with our sister company Air Iceland during the morning of September 3, 2014. With the flight path routing over central Iceland, the chance of seeing the volcanic fissure eruption in the Bárðarbunga area quickly turned into a rare opportunity thanks to clear skies, and the Air Iceland pilot didn’t let the moment pass them by.
Taking a short detour via a circle back around the eruption area, passengers on both sides of the aircraft were treated to an aerial view of the eruption while flying safely over the center of the action, allowing Erla to take this unique photograph of Iceland’s nature and power in action.
With brightly-colored lava seeping through the earth’s crust and steam billowing from below the surface, the passengers and crew of this Air Iceland flight were provided a memory they won’t soon forget.
Tourists in Iceland are now booking all available charter flights for sightseeing into the uninhabited interior of Iceland where the volcano is putting on its show. For amateur and professional photographers and filmmakers alike, this is the chance of a lifetime. We would like to thank Erla for sharing her photograph with us!
Be on the lookout for more amazing photos during Icelandair's upcoming #MyStopover campaign. Icelandair offers every passenger the chance to book an Icelandair Stopover for up to seven nights at no additional airfare, and with this campaign passengers will have the chance to share their photos and stories of their stopover in Iceland. For more information on Icelandair Stopover visit www.Icelandair.co.uk/Stopover