Last updated: 14th November, 2023
The Reykjanes Peninsula, located in southwestern Iceland, has been experiencing a period of increased seismic activity since late October. The activity has included a swarm of earthquakes, as well as uplift of the land surface. Scientists are closely monitoring the situation and are concerned that the activity could lead to a volcanic eruption.
The current seismic activity is a reminder that Iceland is an active volcanic country. Volcanic eruptions can be unpredictable, and it is important to be prepared for the possibility of an eruption.
What you can do to prepare for a volcanic eruption:
- Make an emergency plan and discuss it with your family.
- Know the evacuation routes from your home or workplace.
- Put together an emergency kit that includes food, water, first aid supplies, and other essential items.
- Stay informed about the latest developments in the situation.
If you are in the area of a volcanic eruption:
- Follow the instructions of emergency personnel.
- Evacuate the area if you are asked to do so.
- Stay away from the eruption area.
- Be aware of the potential for ash fall and other hazards.
Is it possible to visit Blue Lagoon or Reykjanes Peninsula now?
The short answer is no. For the latest road closure information, check www.road.is. On Safetravel.is, you can find more detailed information on closures and the latest safety guidelines for this constantly changing situation.
Where can I find the latest information about the situation in Reykjanes Peninsula?
Is it safe to travel to other parts of Iceland?
As of now, the only area affected by earthquakes is the Reykjanes Peninsula. The rest of the country is considered safe and open for travelers.