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Due to possible volcanic eruption in Reykjanes

Due to possible volcanic eruption in Reykjanes
Fagradalsfjall. Mynd Ívar Gunnarsson
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. We encourage everyone to follow guidelines and instructions from local authorities and the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (Almannavarnir) and stay calm. Everyone involved in monitoring the situation confidently says that if it comes to an eruption it will be small and effusive. That means slow-flowing lava with no immediate danger and minimal disruption.
 
We urge anyone planning to go out and try to observe the events to follow the instructions and not to go around the area while there is uncertainty about the events that are taking place today and give our scientists the opportunity to assess the situation. without further interruption. That being said, at the moment there is nothing to see, and not known if an eruption will begin.
Attention is drawn to the fact that given the warm weather of recent days and weeks, the soil in many parts of this area is very sensitive to all sorts of traffic and this can create unnecessary strain on ecosystems and unnecessary strain on responders in the area. In light of these events the roads to Keilir, Fagradalsfjall and surrounding areas have been closed off for traffic.
 
Further information about this event will be updated on our social media.
 
 
 


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