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There are different pathways to the eruption site to choose from, here you can find a map of pathways and information about parking in the area.

The paths have challenging terrain with gravel, lava fields, uneven ground, and steep hills.

Path A is around 3.2 km long where you can see the backside of the crater.

Path B is more difficult than path A and is around 3.3 km long where you can see the backside of the crater.

Path C by Langihryggur is about 4 km long where you can see the front of the crater.

Path C by Nátthagi is about 2 km and is a much shorter and easier hike, from there you can see newly formed lava but not the crater itself. 

Before heading to the volcano please look at for current safety information.

Rangers are at P1 parking during the daytime. Don't hesitate to ask them for information when you're there.

View our interactive 360° aerial panorama of the area here.

Do I need to pay for parking?

Yes, the parking fee is 1000 ISK (≈ 8 USD) and can be paid electronically at The payment is valid for 24 hours. There are signs at the parking lots with instructions. 

There are currently two parking lots that you can choose from, Parking P1 or Parking P2. You will need to pick the correct payment site accordingly: 

Parking P1:

Parking P2 (Stóri-Leirdalur):

According to, the payment is necessary to pay for the infrastructure on-site and maintenance of it. The intention is to make access better and increase people's safety. The parking lots are monitored with cameras and if parking is unpaid, additional fee is added and a bank claim is created. The claim usually goes out one day later, so if you have trouble paying on-site, you are able to finish the payment when you arrive back to your hotel. 

For further questions regarding the parking, please contact (P1 parking) or (P2 parking). 

Places close to the eruption site

Bryggjan Grindavík
The Blue Lagoon
Grindavík Swimming pool
Fish House Bar and Grill
Kristinsson handmade
KVIKAN - House of Culture and Natural Resources
Salthúsið Restaurant
4x4 Adventures Iceland
Hjá Höllu