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Overview of the new roads.

Road towards Grindavik and the Blue lagoon open

A new road has been laid over the new lave giving visitors the possibility of visiting the Blue Lagoon
The eruption seen from Ásbrú, Reykjanesbær.

New eruption has started

Access around Reykjanes

The town of Grindavík is still closed to the public. All major attractions in Reykjanes Geopark are accessible.
Grindavík. Image: Thrainn Kolbeinsson

Eruption by Hagafell near Grindavík

Information on road closures and access to attractions in Reykjanes
Image from the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, January 14th 2024

An eruption has started in Reykjanes peninsula

The fifth eruption has started north-east of the town of Grindavik

Unesco grants Reykjanes Geopark the green card

The UNESCO Global Geoparks Counsil grants Reykjanes Geopark a green card for the next 4 years at the 8th council session last December.

Brimketill Geosite receives the 2023 Environmental award from the Icelandic Tourist Board

The Icelandic Tourist Board awarded Reykjanes Geopark the Environmental Award for 2023 for the development at Brimketill Geosite
View to the older eruption sites and over the parking 2. Image: Hörður Kristleifsson (@H0rdur)

Mt. Fagradalsfjall hikingtrails to the old eruption sites are open for visitors

The eruption sites from 2021, 2022 and the summer of 2023 are open

Updates regarding the eruption site

There is no eruption ongoing
From the early morning of December 20, when the eruption was in a long fissure. Image: Thrainn Kolbe…

Ongoing eruption and a map from the MET office

The Sundhnúksgígar craters eruption is still ongoing but with very low activity
Screenshot from live feed this morning, 19. December 2023

The eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula

The length of the fissure has decreased but it is still erupting.
Screenshot from live feed, 18. December

Eruption has started on the Reykjanes peninsula

Monday, December 18th, just after 10 pm an eruption started north of Grindavik