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Eruption information
Volcanic eruption in Reykjanes A volcanic eruption is ongoing in Geldingadalir on the Reykjanes Peninsula. It is a magnificent scene to visit. However, 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.

Experience

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Destinations to Consider

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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News from Reykjanes

  • Geopark Villa rising in Innri-Njarðvík

    Geopark Villa rising in Innri-Njarðvík

    Andrea Maack is an artist and perfume designer who was fascinated by Reykjanes when she moved back home in 2015 after a long stay in Italy. Colorful geothermal areas mixed with dark and cold nature are an inspiration in her brand Andrea Maak, but also in the design of her dream house Geopark Villa. She says it is remarkable itself that Reykjanes is recognized as a Geopark and that it is just allowed to build houses so close to unique geosites. "My foreign friends see how amazing this is, but Icelanders are gradually seeing it too".
  • Fagradalshraun it is

    Fagradalshraun it is

    Lilja Alfreðsdóttir Minister of education and culture, confirmed on 2. July a decision by the local council of Grindavík that the lava that now flows by the sites of Fagradalsfjall will be named Fagradalshraun. The direct translation is "beautiful-va…
  • Photo: ICEYE

    Mt. Fagradalsfjall seen from space

    Many of us have seen the magnificent erupting Mt. Fagradalsfjall from ground level through a screen or even in person, but now you can see the volcano from space with the so-called Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) that can track flowing lava. See the development of the volcano from April. 1 - May. 6 in only 14 seconds.
  • Has hiked 46 times to the eruption in Geldingadalir

    Has hiked 46 times to the eruption in Geldingadalir

    The tour guide and photographer Adam Kaczuba has hiked to the volcano in Geldingadalir 46 times since the eruption started on March 19th. Before he moved to Iceland in 2006 he knew little as nothing about the country. “Having an erupting volcano almost in the backyard is beyond what I could ever imagine", says Adam.