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Man Cooks Bacon And Eggs On Live Volcano's Molten Lava

Rebecca Shepherd

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Man Cooks Bacon And Eggs On Live Volcano's Molten Lava

Featured Image Credit: RÚV

A man in Iceland has tried to rustle up some bacon and eggs on top of the molten lava erupting from the volcano:


Footage shows a man, believed to be Eiríkur Hilmarsson throwing some solid breakfast items into the pan which is set on top of the bright lava.

The lava eventually takes over the pan meaning no bacon and eggs for anyone apart from the volcano.

Speaking to RÚV, Eiríkur said: "This is my bacon. Better to be damaged. I was going to feed the boys after the walk and it just seems to be getting damaged. These were the only supplies, so there are only sandwiches and water for the rest."

Credit: YouTube/Eiríkur Hilmarsson
Credit: YouTube/Eiríkur Hilmarsson

Taking to YouTube Eiríkur shared his recipe, he wrote: "1 egg 200g bacon Instructions: 1. place pan on active volcano 2. put food on 3. wait and eat."

Before adding: "Attention - this stunt was performed under professional [sic] supervision and equipment."

The volcano - which is known as Fagradalsfjall, erupted in the southwest of Iceland over the weekend and since then people have been visiting the site to see.

Atli Gunnarsson, chief of police in Suðurnes, says that the vast majority have behaved well, explaining: "We naturally expected a lot of people to come here. Maybe not so many.

"One by one went a little too close to the lava. It's one case at a time."

Footage of the volcano erupting was caught on video by Bjorn Seinbekk. According to reports, this is the first eruption in 800 years and comes off the back of an increase in earthquakes.


In the footage, the drone sweeps over the volcano, which is 1,263 feet tall. The images shows lava flows and fountains of molten rock.

Speaking about the eruption, the Icelandic Meteorological Office said it was relatively small, but it did follow a rise in seismic activity in the area.

A tweet, roughly translated, reads: "The eruption is small and activity has decreased somewhat since yesterday. There are few magma jets and the lava flow covers an area that is at most about 500 meters wide. The eruption is limited to a small area in the valley and it is unlikely that lava flow will cause damage."

The BBC reported that the IMO said: "Currently gas pollution is not expected to cause much discomfort for people except close up to the source of the eruption. The gas emissions will be monitored closely."

Topics: News, Volcano

Rebecca Shepherd
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