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Gay couple gets married in front of erupting volcano

Jónsi and Sumarliði’s volcanic wedding Photo: Provided A volcano in a remote location in Iceland began “quietly” erupting earlier this month, giving the area around it a consistent flow of lava for the first time in about 800 years.

For Sumarliði and Jónsi, that sounded like the perfect wedding venue.

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The Fagradalsfjall volcano is on the Southern peninsula of Iceland, and volcanic activity has gone on for past several weeks fissures. It is possible to safely visit the eruption area, but only at certain times and in a certain manner. There are no amenities near the location, no clear paths, and the wind has to blow in a certain direction or else visitors will be hit with gases from the eruption. Sumarliði and Jónsi had scheduled their wedding for last year, but it got postponed due to the pandemic. This year, they saw the volcano as an opportunity to make their wedding more special.

“The whole idea was very last-minute as we then had four days to find suits, polish our rings, get Sumarliði’s hair cut, and meet with Árni, the wedding officiant,” they told Queerty .

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