Trail A will be closed from 4 AM tonight until 9 AM tomorrow morning due to repair. People are advised to use trail C instead.

Trail A closed from 4 AM until 9 AM tomorrow morning

yesterday, 21:27 GMT The police in the Reykjanes peninsula has issued an announcment regarding repairs on trail A at Meradalir:

The volcanic eruption in Meradalir.

Two weeks would be the worst scenario

yesterday "The lava had not pass the edge of the pass, but if the flow continues like it has been doing, it will eventually go over the brim. There is a possibility the route might be different in what routes the lava will flow into the valleys," said the geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson to yesterday.

Norwegian Star has been sailing around Iceland regularily this summer. Here it is at Skarfabakki Harbour, which is a part of the overall Sundahöfn Harbour.

Huge increase in scheduled arrivals of Cruise Ships next summer

two days ago It looks like there will be a huge increase in Cruise ships coming to Icland in 2023, if bookings for that year are anything to go by. Already there are 260 bookings for next summer which means that the summer of 2023 will see more Cruise ships in Iceland than ever before, according to Morgunblaðið today.

The lava could flow over the pass today or tomorrow.

Lava could flow towards a main road

10 Aug Lava from the eruption at Fagradalsfjall has almost reached the pass in the eastern part of Meradalir and it looks like it would flow in the direction of Suðurstrandarvegur.

Tourists by the eruption. The weather was a far cry from this today, and the site closed because of a yellow warning from the Met Office.

Children under 12 years old cannot visit the eruption site

10 Aug The Chief of Police in the Reykjanes peninsula has decided to ban people going with children under 12 years old to the eruption site in Meradalir. The site is closed today due to weather, but should open tomorrow.

The eruption site at Meradalir will continue to be closed today.

The eruption site still closed today

9 Aug The police in the Reykjanes peninsula has issued a statement saying that the eruption site will continue to be closed today because of the weather. It is likely that it won't open until tomorrow morning.

Lava is moving at the eruption site in Meradalir.

The eruption site at Meradalir opens tomorrow, Tuesday, at 10AM

8 Aug Ein­ar Bessi Gests­son a natural disaster expert at the Met Office told this morning that there have not been a lot of changes in the eruption at Meradalir since last night, by the looks of webcam footage.

The Coast Guard helicopter was called to the scene.

Injured after falling 30 meters down

8 Aug A man fell 20-30 meters down a gorge in Norðurdalur by the highway going up Steingrímsfjarðarheiði í Strandir yesterday.

Close access to the eruption site due to weather

7 Aug The police authorities for the Reykjanes peninsula area have decided to close access to the eruption site at Meradalir. It started at 5 AM this morning and the decision will be reevaluated tomorrow afternoon.

The eruption is magical at the night time

The eruption is magical at the night time

5 Aug A group from visited the eruption sitein Meradalir last night. They used a drone to capture the eruption in the dark and the result is nothing short of magical. Ágúst Óliver Erlings is credited as the videographer.

Estimater number of hikers around the eruption site just after 3 AM last night was 70-80 people according to local police.

Many hikers not adequately prepared

5 Aug Rescuers from the Rescue Team Þorbjörn from Grindavík were monitoring the eruption site last night. They say that many of the hikers were not adequately prepared for the hike and many of them had no headlights while hiking in the dark, according to an announcement from local police.

The eruption in Geldingadalir started at 13:18 today.

The volcanic eruption not deemed a threat to aviation or infrastructure

3 Aug The Government of Iceland has issued an announcement regarding the volcanic eruption in Geldingadalir.

Guðni visited Grindavík today before the eruption started..

Encourages people to hold off rushing to the volcano site for now

3 Aug The president of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson hopes that the volcanic eruption that started today will not cause damage and encourages people to hold off "rushing into the unknown", because there will be enough time to see the volcano later.

Screenshot from the in the area.

Breaking news: Volcanic eruption in the Reykjanes peninsula

3 Aug Magma has reached the surface in Geldingadalir in the Reykjanes peninsula. For the first time since last September, when lava stopped running from Fagradalsfjall, the tension has given a way for the magma to burst through.

A 4.6M earthquake was this morning in the eastern part of Fagradalsfjall.

A 4.6M earthquake this morning in the eastern part of Fagradalsfjall

3 Aug At 5:32 AM this morning an earthquake of the size 4.6M was detected in the eastern part of Fagradalsfjall. This is confirmed by Hulda Rós Helgadóttir, a specialist in natural hazards at the Met Office talking to




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