Grímsvötn lakes in the foreground and Grímsfjall mountain behind them.

Earthquake of M3.6 by Grímsvötn Volcanic System

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From the Grímsvötn area.

Uncertainty Phase, Due to Glacial Outburst Flood

1 Dec 2021 A glacial outburst flood, a.k.a. jökulhlaup, appears to have begun in Gígjukvísl river, originating in the Grímsvötn volcanic area in Vatnajökull glacier.

View of Grímsvötn from Grímsfjall mountain.

Grímsvötn Volcanic System Ready to Erupt

16 Sep 2021 There is every indication that the Grímsvötn volcanic system under the ice cap of Vatnajökull glacier is ready to erupt.

Vatnajökull National Park.

Vatnajökull National Park to be founded in 2020

30 Jan 2018 "This could become our greatest pride and greatest contribution to nature conservation so far in history," says Minister for the Environment Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson.

The Bárðarbunga caldera is located under Vatnajökull glacier, Europe's largest glacier.

Four large earthquakes in Iceland’s most powerful volcano

27 Oct 2017 The largest earthquakes to hit Bárðarbunga since the 2014 eruption occurred late last night.

Jökulsárlón is one of Iceland's most stunning landmarks.

Jökulsárlón becomes a protected site today

25 Jul 2017 Minister for the Environment in Iceland, Björt Ólafsdóttir,will be signing a new regulation today to protect the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and the surrounding area.

Svartifoss waterfall is in the south part of the national parkþ

Tourists charged for illegally camping in Vatnajökull national park

6 Jun 2017 Rangers from Vatnajökull national park will travel around the park over the summer and charge people who are camping illegally. The problem, according to assistant manager, is that there are no toilet facilities in these places, people will use the side of the road or parking lot instead.


Interview: Adventurer Alex Bellini crosses Vatnajökull glacier

13 Jan 2017 Italian adventurer Alex Bellini is currently in Iceland. Bellini has rowed across both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and his next upcoming project is to dwell alone on an iceberg on the Greenland coast. First, however, he's going to cross Vatnajökull, Iceland's largest glacier.

The Landsat-8 satellite takes us over Iceland's southeastern coast and the Vatnajökull glacier in this false-colour image from 6 September 2014.

Vatnajökull featured by the European Space Agency

14 Oct 2016 The ESA (European Space Agency) has posted a satelite image of Vatnajökull when the Holuhraun eruption had just begun as their weekly image of Earth from space. The Icelandic Parliament yesterday accepted a proposal to look into Iceland signing up for the ESA.

Thousands of toursists visited the ice caves this winter.

Warning issued due to collapsing ice caves

6 Apr 2016 Ice caves in Vatnajökull are crumbling due to warmer temperatures and the ever-higher sun and the Vatnajökull National Park has issued a warning to people travelling there by themselves. Trips to the caves are popular amongst tourists.


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