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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, 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.


Is the eruption site open for a visit?

Generally the site is open 24/7, keep in mind that the area can be closed quickly due to weather or other unforseen changes, The Safetravel website is updated regularly with further information.

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?

Yes, you can rent an electric bike from 4x4 Adventures Iceland in Grindavík here.

Where is the volcano and where does the hiking trail start?

The Fagradalsfjall Volcano is located on the Reykjanes peninsula close to Grindavík, you can find a map of the area with info about parking and hiking paths here.

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. If you plan to hike to the volcano it is essential to have good hiking shoes, warm clothing and waterproof outerwear.

Is there any chance for a bathroom break?

There are toilets in the parking lot area that have been set up.

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. You can find Weather information here and a gas forecast here.