Lava stands in stark contrast to the new snow.
“The effusive eruption is becoming one the largest in Iceland in recent decades,” says ruv.is. “Only the Hekla eruption 1947-48 produced more lava.”
According to estimates made on September 27, the new lava field has reached 44 sq km (17 sq miles) and its volume is believed to be at least 0.6 cubic km (0.14 cu miles).
The eruption, which has been relatively steady from the beginning, show no signs of declining.