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It is important to follow safety procedures when you are visiting volcano in Fagradalsfjall, Here you can find general safety information for the site.

It is life-threatening to step on the newly formed lava, do not step on it even though it looks solid.

The police can stop all traffic to the site unannounced

It is essential to have good hiking shoes, warm clothes and wind and waterproof outerwear as weather conditions can change quickly. Safetravel has made a list which can come in handy when preparing for the hike. View it here

It is important to check the gas pollution forecast before heading to the area. Gas pollution is odourless and not visible and can collect quickly at the site. If you feel any discomfort you should leave the area immediately.

Stay on hills and ridges and keep away from valleys and low-lying areas on the landscape.

Kids younger than 12 are not recommended to go to the eruption site if there is gas pollution. It is not recommended that children visit longer than 15 minutes when the gas pollution goes over the safety limit. Please check the gas pollution forecast before heading to the eruption area.

Dogs are not recommended in the eruption area since the fluorine and gas pollution is not safe for them.

Note that new eruption fissures/craters can open up without much notice.

Source: The Reykjanes Police commissioner and