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Eruption News

Hazard map of possible eruption site in Reykjanes

A map has been published, showing the possible eruption site in Reykjanes
View to the Náttagi Valley and last eruption site. Image: H0rdur

SMS notifications sent out to visitors and residents regarding the earthquakes in Reykjanes

The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, in consultation with the Reykjanes chief of police, have turned on notifications by SMS messages to visitors that enter a certain area in the region due to the earthquake swarm that started on the 4th of July.
The main crater from the eruption in 2020. Image: H0rdur

Earthquakes on the Reykjanes peninsula

Earthquakes have started again in the Reykjanes peninsula similar to the present events before the eruption in Mt. Fagradalsfjall last year. Due to that visitors are asked to take care when hiking and driving in the region, expecially close to mountain areas.
Picture from eruption site July 3rd. Picture by H0rdur

New eruption - new lava! Important information

Important information for travellers looking into hiking to the eruption site.

New eruption in Reykjanes peninsula

Today a new eruption started in Reykjanes. Travellers and visitors are asked to stay away from the area while the situation is being assessed by scientists and Authorities.
Mt. Keilir og Keilisbörn. Picture by Snorri

Earthquake swarm in Reykjanes

Travellers and hikers are asked to be aware of the risk of rock falling and landslides

New 360° aerial panorama of Fagradalsfjall Volcano (May 2022)

We recently visited the Fagradalsfjall eruption site and captured a new 360° panorama of the area. Gives you a great overview of the hiking paths, parking lots, and place names. Scroll down and interact with the map.
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

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.