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Mt. Keilir. Photo by Thrainn Kolbeinsson.

Magma gathering under Reykjanes peninsula

New satellite imagery received yesterday has swung scientific opinion towards the idea that magma may be gathering under the Reykjanes peninsula during the ongoing earthquake swarm. There is no indication of any volcanic activity at this time, however, and any eruption in the area would likely be small
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Volcanic eruption in Reykjanes peninsula and onsite visits

Volcanic eruption in Reykjanes peninsula and onsite visits

Guidelines for visiting the eruption site in Geldingadalir.
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Volcanic eruption in Reykjanes highlands

Volcanic eruption in Reykjanes highlands

An small eruption has started on the Reykjanes peninsula, near Mt. Fagradalsfjall.
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Fagradalsfjall. Mynd Ívar Gunnarsson

Due to possible volcanic eruption in Reykjanes

Recent development of seismic activity in Reykjanes confirmed that there is volcanic unrest on the Reykjanes peninsula. Such activity is known to be the first signs of an imminent volcanic eruption.
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Earthquakes and outdoor activities in Reykjanes peninsula

Earthquakes and outdoor activities in Reykjanes peninsula

Today, Wednesday, February 24th, the Reykjanes peninsula witnessed some major earthquakes and therefore visitors are encouraged to travel with caution in the area.
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Vestnorden in Reykjanes postponed until October 2021

Vestnorden in Reykjanes postponed until October 2021

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Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams rocking Reykjanes

Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams rocking Reykjanes

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Welcome to Vestnorden in Reykjanes

Welcome to Vestnorden in Reykjanes

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The world class waves of Reykjanes - a surfers hotspot

The world class waves of Reykjanes - a surfers hotspot

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The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland receives National Geographic Traveller Reader Award

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland receives National Geographic Traveller Reader Award

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The Reykjanes Peninsula

Towns & Villages

Visitors to Iceland who arrive via Keflavik International Airport on the Reykjanes Peninsula may be somewhat surprised by the landscape that greets their eyes as they touch down in Iceland for the very first time. A seemingly endless, green-grey moss-topped lava field blankets the peninsula for as far as the eye can see, and it is this strange and rather other-worldly sight that is your first glimpse of the land of fire and ice. 

Map Garður Sandgerði Reykjanesbær Vogar Grindavík