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Eruption information
Volcanic eruption in Reykjanes A volcanic eruption started in Mt. Fagradalsfjall on the 19th of March 2021 It lasted for six months and has been quiet until now. Earthquakes have started again and visitors are urged to take precautions and prepare well before visiting. Here you can find information about the eruption and answers to frequently asked questions.

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  • New 360° aerial panorama of Fagradalsfjall Volcano (May 2022)

    New 360° aerial panorama of Fagradalsfjall Volcano (May 2022)

    We recently visited the Fagradalsfjall eruption site and captured a new 360° panorama of the area. Gives you a great overview of the hiking paths, parking lots, and place names. Scroll down and interact with the map.
  • Earthquake swarm prompts civil protection alert on Reykjanes Peninsula

    Earthquake swarm prompts civil protection alert on Reykjanes Peninsula

    The state police civil protection department last night declared an uncertainty phase—the lowest of Iceland’s three elevated alert levels—due to the earthquake swarm that began yesterday near Eldvörp, on the Reykjanes peninsula. The civil protection department met yesterday evening to discuss the situation. --> Show caution in and around mountains/hills/slopes due to danger of rockfall/landslides.
  • What to bring on your volcano hike in Iceland during Summer or Spring

    What to bring on your volcano hike in Iceland during Summer or Spring

    Move over Eyjafjallajökull – there’s a new volcano in town! Thousands of visitors flocked to Reykjanes in 2021 to watch the spectacular eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano. The eruption’s over (for now at least), but it left behind a dramatic landscap…
  • The top 5 attractions around Fagradalsfjall Volcano

    The top 5 attractions around Fagradalsfjall Volcano

    There’s plenty to see in the immediate vicinity of Fagradalsfjall volcano. This part of Reykjanes is littered with fascinating ruins and wrecks, as well as bearing evidence of past eruptions in its lava landscape and geothermal properties in its stea…

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The towns

Gardur

Gardur

Outdoor enthusiasts should not miss out on the chance of visiting the town of Garður if they are traveling through the Reykjanes peninsula.On Garðskag
Grindavik

Grindavik

Grindavík, a family-oriented village, is one of the nations strongest fishing industry townships, and home to well established processing plants and a
Hafnir

Hafnir

The town Hafnir owns the second most land in the Reykjanes peninsula and takes its name from two large farms Sandhöfn and Kirkjuhöfn which are now des
Reykjanesbaer

Reykjanesbaer

The Town of Reykjanes is a young and vibrant rapidly growing town on Reykjanes peninsula. There has been a significant increase in number of citizens
Sandgerdi

Sandgerdi

Sandgerði is one of the country's major fishing communities. Rich fishing-grounds are found just off the coast of Sandgerði. There are interesting thi
Suðurnesjabær

Suðurnesjabær

On June 10th, 2018, a new municipality, Suðurnesjabær was created from the merger of Sandgerði and Garður. Residents voted on their new town’s name an
Vogar

Vogar

In the Town of Vogar you will find various services and can enjoy a walk along the sea, watch the birdlife by Vogatjörn pond and the monument Íslands

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