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Image from tonight. Source:, Ragnar Visage

An eruption has started by Mt. Hagafell

All safety and security measures have been taken. Please view from a safe distance.

Welcome to Rumbling Reykjanes

An introduction to our new blog series on the eruptions and earthquakes that are taking place on the Reykjanes peninsula

Why Is Reykjanes A Hotspot for Earthquakes and Eruptions?

Rumbling Reykjanes Part 2 of our blog series on earthquakes and eruptions on the Reykjanes Peninsula
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