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Eruption information

From the eruption in Geldingadalir

The peninsula, with its diversity of volcanic and geothermal activity, is a UNESCO Global Geopark.

Before traveling to the eruption site it is important to familiarise yourself with the conditions in the area, the hiking trail, road and weather conditions, and more. On Safetravel.is, you can find daily updates on opening and conditions on-site.

With this site, we have gathered information that can help you to prepare for the visit. If you feel something is missing. Let us know. 

Frequently asked questions:

  • Is the eruption site open for a visit? - The eruption is open daily from 6 am to 9 pmThe Safetravel website is updated regularly with further information on opening hours and any changes there might be in regards to weather and/or other conditions. 
  • Are there tours to the eruption site and can I get a guide? - There are a few tourism companies that offer you some solutions. You can see what they have to offer here
  • Can I rent a bike? - There are a few tourism companies that offer you some solutions. You can see what they have to offer here
  • Where is the volcano and where does the hiking trail start? - The eruption is in Geldingadalir on the Reykjanes peninsula. Here you can find maps of the area and hiking trails. Safetravel has GPS tracks for the trails.
  • How do I prepare for the hike regarding clothing and equipment? - The hiking trails can be challenging and condition different day by day and even during the day. Safetravel has prepared a list of equipment and how to prepare before the hike. 
  • Are there any busses running to and from the eruption site? - There is bus transport to and from Grindavík to the starting point of the hiking trail during the weekends. Information on the schedule and fee can be found here.
  • Where can I park my car? - There are some options on parking places in Grindavík and near to the hiking trail. Here you can find information on that. 
  • Is there any chance for a bathroom break? - At the moment there are no facilities near the hiking site and the eruption. The sports center in Grindavík has been opened for visitors to the eruption site and it is open every day from 9 am to 9 pm this week (except Friday, April 2nd, and Sunday, April 4th).
  • Does the weather make any difference? - Yes the weather can make all the difference and determine whether you can reach the eruption site or if you will enjoy the journey or not. On the Safetravel website, you can find information on the weather at each time and how to prepare. 

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