Drone Melts While Filming Inside Active Crater at Fagradalsfjall Volcano

Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano continued to spew lava on April 27, as seen in mesmerizing footage from a drone sent into an active crater.

The volcano began erupting on March 15.

Drone operator Bjorn Steinbekk Kristjánsson recorded footage traveling over an active crater, before directing the drone inside to film the lava close-up.

Halfway through the video, the footage begins to glitch before blacking out as the drone starts to melt.

Speaking to Storyful, Steinbekk said that recording this footage was a “great ending” to his project filming the eruption over the past six weeks.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office said the eruption at Fagradalsfjall remains stable, but that they continue to monitor the site. Credit: Bjorn Steinbekk Kristjánsson via Storyful