Amazing footage shows the Icelandic volcano Bardarbunga erupting underneath the Northern Lights.
The Bardarbunga volcano erupted over the weekend after weeks of activity and speculation.
The video starts with showing a timelapse video of the light display over the volcano, before a series of close up shots, taken from a helicopter flying just 1km above pulsing lava flow.
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Iceland’s largest volcanic system, which measures 118 miles across the country, has been hit by thousands of small tremors and eruptions over the last month, placing scientists on high alert.
The Icelandic Met Office has been regularly changing the aviation warning over the volcanic region prompting fears from the airline industry of a repeat of the disastrous 2010 eruption.
Video: Bardabunga erupts and Northern lights shine in amazing natural scene
At the end of August the volcano did erupt, however, the only substance to appear was ash.
Four years ago, an ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano (which is in a different region from the Bardarbungo volcano) grounded flights across Europe and cost airliners billions in lost revenue and refunds.
In pictures: Icelandic eruptions
In pictures: Icelandic eruptions
A plane flying over the Bardarbunga volcano spewing lava and smoke in southeast Iceland
An aerial picture shows lava flowing out of the Bardarbunga volcano in southeast Iceland
The Bardarbunga volcano system has been rocked by hundreds of tremors daily since mid-August, prompting fears the volcano could explode
The Bardarbunga volcano spewing lava and smoke
Fire and smoke rising from the Bardarbunga volcano
In this aerial view, fountains of lava, up to 60 meters high, spurt from a fissure in the ground on the north side of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland. The alert warning for the area surrounding Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano remained at orange, indicating that it is showing increased unrest with greater potential for an explosive eruption
Smoke and lava rise from a fissure in the ground on the north side of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland
A close up of lava from an eruption on Holuhraun, northwest of the Dyngjujoekull glacier in Iceland. Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland's subglacial Bardarbunga volcano, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding airspace
A man stands near to a lava eruption on Holuhraun, northwest of the Dyngjujoekull glacier in Iceland
Smoke rises from the lava eruption on Holuhraun, northwest of the Dyngjujoekull glacier in Iceland
The sky over the site of a lava eruption on Holuhraun, northwest of the Dyngjujoekull glacier in Iceland
The lava eruption on Holuhraun, northwest of the Dyngjujoekull glacier in Iceland
Clouds over a 1-km-long fissure in a lava field north of the Vatnajokull glacier, which covers part of Bardarbunga volcano system
A magma along a 1-km-long fissure in a lava field north of the Vatnajokull glacier, which covers part of Bardarbunga volcano system
An aerial view of white clouds of smoke and steam rising from a fissure eruption of the Holuhraun lava field north of the Vatnajokull glacier
One unexpected side effect of this latest eruption has been the smell of sulphur which has drifted all 800 miles west to Norway, according to reports from Norway’s public broadcaster NRK.Reuse content