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February 8, 2024

Volcanic activity on the Reykjanes Peninsula

A new fissure eruption started on the Reykjanes Peninsula by Mt. Stóra-Skógfell on February 8th at 6:06 AM. Since early February 9, the eruption has subsided significantly and there has been no visible activity since 8 AM that day. This marks the third eruption in the area since December of last year.

Key Takeaways:

  • Air traffic to and from Iceland is operating normally and Iceland remains a safe destination.
  • The effects of the eruption are localized at the eruption site and do not present a threat to people.  
  • All services in Iceland are operating as usual.  

Since October last year, The Icelandic Meteorological Office has been observing increased geophysical activity in the area. This activity has led to repeated volcanic eruptions in an area close to the town of Grindavík. The town has been evacuated with brief intermissions since November 10th to guarantee the safety of residents. The eruption does not pose an immediate threat to people, and no further evacuations are necessary at this time.

For more details and the latest updates please visit

Icelandic MET office

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