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Enter the Volcano

Being in Iceland this was the essential trip to make, to go down into the magma chamber of an extinct volcano.

The trip starts with a quick 3km hike across an old lava field to base camp. We hadn’t counted on this being the coldest spring for 30 years though and the lava was still covered in snow.

Eventually you get to base camp and get split into groups of 5/6 to descend into the volcano. Being that we were in the last group we got to scoff the traditional Icelandic lamb soup early :-D. After that out into the elements to do the final climb up to the top of the volcano.

Waiting for us was one of those window cleaner thingies you see on the side of buildings. Slowly it lowered us into the volcano core where we could finally see what we had come for.