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Eruption News

Temporary closure on road no. 43

Due to gas pollution from the eruption and unfavourable wind direction
An overview of the parking 2 (Volcanoskali) and the eruption site in Mt. Fagradalsfjall. Image: Hord…

The hikingtrails in Mt. Fagradalsfjall have been reopened

The closing post has been moved, giving access to more nature highlights

Exploring Reykjanes: Navigating Eruptions and Safety Measures

The Reykjanes region's response to ongoing eruptions and safety measures for visitors

Why the state of emergency affecting part of Reykjanes doesn’t mean you should cancel your Iceland trip

UPDATE: There are no active volcanoes in the area. This blog will be updated accordingly.
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.
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

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
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
From the early morning of December 20, when the eruption was in a long fissure. Image: Thrainn Kolbe…

Ongoing eruption and a map from the MET office

The Sundhnúksgígar craters eruption is still ongoing but with very low activity