Drones Offer Valuable Chance to Capture Hard-to-See Views

ABC News’ Ginger Zee previews upcoming attempt to fly a drone over an erupting volcano in Iceland.
2:15 | 02/03/15

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Now, we are counting down to our big live event flying a drone live into an erupting volcano. When you put it like that. Yeah, a little crazy, a big event. It's happening Tuesday and we're just getting to that remote part of Iceland and ginger is there this morning. Hey, ginger, looking good out there. Looking warm. Thank you, Michael. All right. So we went from New York to Reykjavik, Iceland and hour and a half chopper ride to the center but behind me is that lava field called holuhraun seen from that. The volcano a majestic monument where fire meets ice lying underneath Iceland's largest glacier it rises over 6,000 feet above sea level. Covering 85 square miles. The volume of the lava is the largest we have seen in Iceland for 230 years. Reporter: Access to the volcano strictly prohibited without government permits because its dangers can be life-threatening. Another eruption could crack the crater's walls spewing out 2,000-degree lava. For our expedition, a two-day trek with specialized vehicles taking us through some of the harshest and most beautiful terrain on Earth. American heroes even trained here nearly 50 years ago for some of our most groundbreaking feat. The driver said this is where Neil Armstrong and people going to the moon train. Vast white landscapes, no sign of habitation or anything. Reporter: Driving past the lava you can feel the heat bearing down. Our team setting up shop less than a mile away from the crater. The volcano is what makes this particular shoot totally different. It's sort of a chance of a lifetime to come see one of these and being able to get really, really close using the drone has not been done before. Reporter: So we've also got these gas meters and right now it reads zero. We are clear right now. The wind all pushing this way but you can see we've got our base camp set up. The countdown is on. Do not go anywhere.

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