Volcano activity information

A new fissure eruption started on the Reykjanes Peninsula by Hagafell and Stóra-Skógfell at 8:23 PM on March 16.

This marks the fourth eruption in the area since December of 2023.


  • Air traffic to and from Iceland is operating normally, and Iceland remains a safe destination.

  • The eruption's effects are localized to the eruption site with road closures and do not threaten people.

  • All services in Iceland are operating as usual.


Since October last year, The Icelandic Meteorological Office has observed increased geophysical activity in the area. This activity has led to repeated volcanic eruptions close to the town of Grindavík. The town has been evacuated with brief intermissions since November 10th to guarantee the safety of residents. The eruption does not pose an immediate threat to people, and no further evacuations are necessary at this time.

All Icelandic airports are open, and all flights to Iceland are operating on schedule. The impact of these types of fissure volcanic eruptions impact is limited to specific, localized areas near the eruption site. Notably, the previous eruptions on the Reykjanes Peninsula have not disrupted air travel to and from the country in any way.


Visit the sites below for more useful information:

Safetravel – with all general information on safety in the area and Iceland

Icelandic Road Authority - road closures in the Southwest region near Grindavík

Icelandic Meteorological Office - detailed updates from experts

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