Eruption and earthquakes in Reykjanes peninsula

Eruption site close to Grindavík

May 2024:
The eruption north of Grindavík, since May 9th there is no activity in the crater.
Access is still prohibited. Potential risks are gas pollution, holes and cracks that are difficult to see, possibilities of new crack formation and a new eruption starting with little or no notice. Roads to Grindavík are closed for all general traffic. Hiking in the area is forbidden. Please respect the closures and stay away from the area.

Updated news on the area can be found here. For a map of the area and access to viewpoints in Fagradalsfjall, see here.

Fagradalsfjall / Geldingadalir eruption site

May 2024:
Parking area P1 can be accessed by road 427 direction from east. Stay on the trails. Fissures can be hard to detect. Make sure you have warm clothes, wind- and waterproof, sturdy shoes and something to eat and drink.

For more information on parking, hiking paths and viewpoints see here.

Please note that hiking toward the newest eruption north of Grindavík is strictly forbidden. New fissures and holes might have formed, the lava field can be dangerously hot, the terrain is very difficult to cross and possibilities of new eruption with little notice.

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