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View to Mt. Fagradalsfjall last June

Earthquakes and possible eruption in or around Mt. Fagradalsfjall

Earthquakes have started again in the Reykjanes peninsula similar to the present events before the eruption in Mt. Fagradalsfjall last March. Due to that visitors are asked not to go hiking around the eruption site.
Picture of the crater taken 15.09.21

New measurements from Institute of Earth Sciences

Institute of Earth Sciences regularly publishes new data about the eruption in Fagradalsfjall, the lasp update was on 19th of september 2021
Screenshot of the crater from the 360° image that was taken on 15.09.21
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New 360° image of the crater

Early in the morning of the 15th of September, the Visit Reykjanes team went to the eruption site in Geldingadalir. During our visit, the team took a 360° image close to the crater. This image was taken shortly before the area was closed due to extreme lava flow.
Fagradalshraun it is

Fagradalshraun it is

Lilja Alfreðsdóttir Minister of education and culture, confirmed on 2. July a decision by the local council of Grindavík that the lava that now flows by the sites of Fagradalsfjall will be named Fagradalshraun. The direct translation is "beautiful-valley-mountain- lava -field".
Photo: ICEYE

Mt. Fagradalsfjall seen from space

Many of us have seen the magnificent erupting Mt. Fagradalsfjall from ground level through a screen or even in person, but now you can see the volcano from space with the so-called Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) that can track flowing lava. See the development of the volcano from April. 1 - May. 6 in only 14 seconds.
Has hiked 46 times to the eruption in Geldingadalir

Has hiked 46 times to the eruption in Geldingadalir

The tour guide and photographer Adam Kaczuba has hiked to the volcano in Geldingadalir 46 times since the eruption started on March 19th. Before he moved to Iceland in 2006 he knew little as nothing about the country. “Having an erupting volcano almost in the backyard is beyond what I could ever imagine", says Adam.

The erupting Mt. Fagradalsfjall that changed world history during the WWII

The erupting Mount Fagradalsfjall has changed history more than once, but ever since an American warplane crashed at the mountain during World War II it has been named “the mountain that changed world history”.
New and adventurous Volcano run

New and adventurous Volcano run

The fee collection has gone well but rainy days have caused trouble in some parking lots

The fee collection has gone well but rainy days have caused trouble in some parking lots

Fagradalsfjall. Mynd Ívar Gunnarsson

Due to possible volcanic eruption in Reykjanes

Recent development of seismic activity in Reykjanes confirmed that there is volcanic unrest on the Reykjanes peninsula. Such activity is known to be the first signs of an imminent volcanic eruption.