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Eruption News

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
Screenshot from live feed this morning, 19. December 2023

The eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula

The length of the fissure has decreased but it is still erupting.
Screenshot from live feed, 18. December

Eruption has started on the Reykjanes peninsula

Monday, December 18th, just after 10 pm an eruption started north of Grindavik

Sites open in Reykjanes

All roads leading towards Grindavik are still closed. However, most of the natural highlights are open to visitors.
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