Volcanic activity information
Recent events highlight Iceland’s ongoing volcanic activity, notably on the Reykjanes Peninsula, which, after nearly 800 years of dormancy, erupted in 2021. This reawakening has led to a series of eruptions through to 2024, drawing attention to the region’s dynamic geological landscape. While these eruptions have been largely non-destructive, recent activity has impacted the area closer to Grindavík, including the renowned Blue Lagoon and critical infrastructure, prompting swift emergency responses and minimal disruptions to daily life.
Iceland’s unique position at the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates’ boundary fuels its rich volcanic history. Despite the challenges posed by these natural forces, the country’s advanced preparedness and early warning systems have ensured public safety and the continuity of most services, including operations at Reykjavík and Keflavík International Airport.
Given the unpredictable nature of volcanic activity, we’ve temporarily adjusted our tour offerings, leaving the Blue Lagoon as an optional add-on in the future, conditions permitting. However, we’re pleased to introduce the Sky Lagoon as an alternative, promising an equally mesmerizing experience of relaxation and stunning views. This adjustment reflects our commitment to safety and the desire to offer unforgettable experiences amidst Iceland’s majestic landscapes.
Join us to explore the beauty and resilience of Iceland, where adventure and safety are seamlessly integrated into every experience.
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