After a series of thousands of earthquakes over the past weeks in the southwestern part of Iceland, another volcanic eruption was expected to happen very soon.

On Monday, 10 of July at 16:40 Icelandic time, a fissure eruption started very close to the Fagradalsfjall eruption site of 2021 and 2022.

The new eruption site is about 38 kilometers away from the capital Reykjavik, located in a remote and uninhabited part on Reykjanes Peninsula in the Southwest of Iceland. As last year the current eruption doesn’t show any threat to aviation, infrastructure or populated areas at this point of time.

The eruption is classified as a fissure eruption, with several outbreaks of magma bursting through and resulting in impressive lava streams.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN ICELAND AT THE MOMENT OR WILL ARRIVE SOON:

The eruption site is open to be visited at this point of stage but this can be change from moment to moment.

Please be aware that the eruption site is NOT at all a safe area! New erupting fissures/craters can open up without much notice. In addition to that critical gas pollution has been measured. The gas is not visible nor can you smell it.

If you are planning to visit the eruption site, please check the latest updates before (!) you head to the site as conditions can change quickly.

The official information can be found at Safetravel.is and their Facebook page.

Please respect official guidelines and use common sense.

Other than that: be safe and enjoy this magical once in a lifetime experience! 🙂

 

FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO BOOK A TRIP TO ICELAND:

If you want to travel to Iceland to see the volcano while it is active and also to enjoy the beautiful nature of Iceland, then we can offer two travel solutions for spontaneous last minute bookings for this summer:

– We still have some availability for our Nonni Travel Self Drive Packages at scheduled departures (travel period late July to September)

– In addition to that, we are – of course – happy to create tailormade itineraries customized to the individual travel dates and needs of your clients.

Please contact us at nonni@nonnitravel.is for more information and bookings.

 

FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO GET SOME VOLCANO VIBES FROM FAR:

To all of you who can’t be here and experience it with your own eyes, feel free to get a taste of our Volcano excitement:

RÚV Live Cam: Live at the Volcano
Tourist Bureau Visit Reykjanes: Information to the eruption
Official Updates on development of the site: Safetravel.is

 

If any questions, please feel welcome to contact us at nonni@nonnitravel.is

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