Iceland, known for its seismic activity and mighty volcanoes like Hekla, Grimsvotn, Askja, Bardarbunga, and Eyjafjallajökull, is once again capturing attention with the eruption on the 8th of February, 2024. This new eruption adds to the country's rich volcanic history, offering visitors a unique opportunity to witness the raw power of nature. While the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 halted some 100,000 flights, the recent eruptions have posed no harm, making it an ideal time to visit the volcano lava fields. Explore the diverse landscapes shaped by volcanic forces and immerse yourself in the extraordinary natural wonders of Iceland!
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Authorities in Iceland have taken the necessary steps to ensure everyone's safety. Hiking in the area will only be allowed once they give the go-ahead. Keep an eye on the situation and regular updates.
When exploring volcanic areas, it's crucial to maintain a safe distance, be mindful of gas exposure, and know the direction of the wind to avoid any mishaps.
It is not obligatory to be accompanied by a professional guide to visit the site. However, taking a guided tour is safer than visiting the eruption site as fellow travelers will accompany you, and a local professional guide will ensure your safety.
It's very risky, and not allowed to walk on new lava because it's fragile and can break, leading to possible injuries. One of the biggest risks of walking on new lava is breaking the top layer over an unknown lava tube.
It is important for visitors to leave no traces, such as throwing stones at the lava or making inscriptions on it. Lavas are under special protection according to art. 61 of the Nature Conservation Act.
The best and safest way to visit a volcano is with a guided tour. Expert guides will be able to lead you to the eruption site, choosing the most secure paths and the optimal distance to observe the newly formed lava fields so you can get the best, safest, and most enjoyable experience. You can choose to book the hike to the eruption site or book a helicopter tour and see the volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula from above.
The hiking trails can be challenging and condition different day by day and even during the day. If you plan to hike to the volcano it is essential to have good hiking shoes, warm clothing and waterproof outerwear.