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Eruption News

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
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Hiking trails open today

The hiking to the eruption site is long and on gravel grounds. Dress well, pack food and drinks and enjoy the scenery.
Image: H0rdur

All hiking trails open today

Slow breeze at by the eruption site
Mynd: Thrainn Kolbeinsson

Hiking trails open until 6 pm

Today's weather is excellent for hiking, however, the gases might collect close to the eruption site.
Image: Thrainn Kolbeinsson

All hiking trails open today

See updated blog for wind and gas forecast
Image: Thrainn Kolbeinsson

All hiking trails open today

See maps and weather forecast in the blog