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Eruption News

The road towards Reykjanesviti and Gunnuhver open

All roads leading towards Grindavik are still closed. However, the road no. 425 has partly been opened
All routes to Grindavík (43, 427 and 425) are closed.

Today's update from Reykjanes peninsula

Drone ban near Grindavík

The Icelandic Transport Authorities have issued a ban using drones over Grindavik

Limited access to sites within Reykjanes Geopark

Due to the development of the seismic activity in Reykjanes peninsula, some sites can not be accessed.
Grindavík: Ozzo

The town of Grindavik evacuated due to increased earthquakes

An Emergency/Distress Phase has been activated due to the increased seismic activity on the southern part of the Reykjanes peninsula

Road no. 43 Grindavíkurvegur has been closed

The road will be closed until damages have been prepared or until further notice

Earthquakes temporarily halt operation of tourism companies in the Svartsengi area

Due to the increased seismic activities and strong earthquake swarms affecting the Svartsengi area, tourism operators have ceased operation until 16th of November.

Seismic activity in the Reykjanes region

An increased earthquake activity has been measured on the Reykjanes peninsula similar to the present events before the eruption in Mt. Fagradalsfjall last year and this summer. Due to that visitors are asked to take care when hiking and driving in the region, especially in mountain areas and near slopes.
An updated hazard map for the eruption site

New hazard map for the eruption site

The Icelandic MET office has published a new and updated hazard map
Image: H0rdur

The eruption is over for now

The authorities have officially declared this eruption over
Image: H0rdur

All hiking trails open today

Image: H0rdur

All hiking trails open today

All trails will close at 6 pm