Close access to the eruption site at least until the afternoon due to weather
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.
Yellow warning today
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning today, with southeast winds blowing 13-18 m per second. The strongest winds will be around mountains and in the Reykjanes peninsula. To top that off there will be rain and low visibility.
This is not a travelling weather, especially not for vehicles that are sensitive to strong winds or for pedestrians or cyclists.
According to the Icelandic Tourist Board 4,666 visited the eruption site in Meradalir yesterday. mbl.is/Sigurður Bogi
Quite a crowd yesterday at the site
A lot of perople were at the eruption site yesterday and into the night, but according to the Icelandic Tourist Board who are in charge of counting visitors there were 4,666 hikers at the site yesterday.
Most of the visitors walked Route A which has been recommended by authorites. That route is the shortest one, although it takes approximately 4 hours to walk to the site and back, and it is close to Parking 1.