Volcano News

Welcome to a special page dedicated to the latest news from Iceland.

FAQ - VOLCANO

We receive a lot of questions about the volcano. Where to park, where to hike etc. Our customers that have visited the Volcano all say the same. “We should have worried less about this information! Just go there and it is perfectly clear.”

For people that want to prepare we found Information on the page of the district Reykjanesbær. The volcano is in that district, the villages are Keflavik, Grindavik, Vogar, Njarðvík, Garður, Sangerði Hafnir and more..

The latest news directly from Iceland

Read it here first! Camper Iceland is on the lookout for information on all media pages. Even if we find news in Icelandic we aim to translate it as soon as possible and post it. 

The Volcano just started – live stream

The Volcano just started – live stream

Breaking news from Iceland For the fourth time in only three years we are able to send out the message "the volcano just started again". The newspaper Morgunblaðið just wrote the following: "An eruption has begun on the Reykjanes Peninsula, the fourth in three years....

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The new hiking trail (D) is now open

The new hiking trail (D) is now open

An eruption started near Mt. Litli Hrútur on the Reykjanes peninsula at 16.40 yesterday (10.07.2023). Authorities closed the area due to gas pollution until today. The eruption site has been opened from the south (road no. 427) Suðurstrandarvegur. Not from the north...

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Update Volcano

Update Volcano

This is a brand new Picture just taken minutes ago, source RUV: Picture taken by us, from the main road (Keilir is on the left, the cloud on the right is the volcano): In Iceland everybody seems calm about the new volcano. People are stopping to take pictures of the...

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We are excited: Volcanic eruption just started

We are excited: Volcanic eruption just started

We are excited and will send pictures as soon as we know more. This just came in, and we do not know how the volcano looks and how close tourists can get to it. Follow our Facebook Page or webpage to learn more. The picture is from the last volcano at the same place....

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Will the volcano return

Will the volcano return

Tourists already checking the area The earthquakes started on the Reykjanes Peninsula last Tuesday. Over three thousand earthquakes have been recorded since then. Local news report that a SMS system has been installed to warn people if something happens. At the same...

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Volcano is back –  Iceland

Volcano is back – Iceland

Dear friends of Camper Iceland The Volcano is back online! We promised several customers to inform immediately if the volcano would erupt again. Now hear this! Now hear this! It's back to its former glory. Some say that this eruption is different then the last one. A...

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Is the volcano gone? Will it be back?

Is the volcano gone? Will it be back?

The earthquake on the Reykjanes peninsula Many customers have asked us if the volcano will be back soon. It would be nice to be able to see it while in Iceland, just as the year before. It is a difficult thing to predict what nature is up to. What we can do is observe...

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The eruption is over for now

The eruption is over for now

When do you consider a volcano to be "over" or when can you really be certain? The answer to this question has been in the Icelandic news for the last days. "We can say that this phase is over in itself," says Ármann Höskuldsson, volcanologist and professor at the...

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Volcano – what a show

Volcano – what a show

Volcano 2021, 29 JulySometimes we can't resist and just have to visit the volcano.We were driving to Reykjavík when we saw that the volcano is showing its beautiful red colors and almost waving. The picture you see on the left was taken just 300 m from our rental...

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Volcano continues to be active

Volcano continues to be active

Þorvaldur Þórðarson, professor of volcanology at the University of Iceland, says there is no indication that the eruption in Geldingadalur is coming to an end, even though the visible lava flow is changing. The lava has now become rock lava, which insulates much...

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4×4 CAMPER THOR – NEW CATEGORY

4×4 CAMPER THOR – NEW CATEGORY

Dear Friends of Camper Iceland We have had the craziest two years since we started! As many of you know our fleet reached over 180 vehicles during the "boom". Would you believe that we sold 150 vehicles since COVID-19? Not to worry, we also bought newer vehicles....

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The sunniest beginning of May since the beginning

The sunniest beginning of May since the beginning

From the beginning of measurements, there have never been as many hours of sunshine in Reykjavík in the first nine days of May as now. This is what meteorologist Trausti Jónsson informs. Sunshine hours in Reykjavík were 210.6 in May last year, which was 18.6 hours...

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Volcano is now twice as powerful

Volcano is now twice as powerful

The total flow of lava from all the craters of the eruption sites in and around Geldingadalur was about eight cubic meters per second in the past 24 hours. This is shown by the results of geoscientists based on data obtained by flight at noon today. Aerial photographs...

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Third Volcano in Iceland

Third Volcano in Iceland

Technically it's still the same Volcano. However, the third crack opened at midnight between the two "Volcanoes" in Reykjanes, according to Einar Hjörleifsson, a nature conservation expert at the Icelandic Meteorological Office. The new fissure opened directly in...

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Second Volcano Erupted

Second Volcano Erupted

While tourists and locals are visiting the Volcano another volcano erupts. Local authorities have closed down the site and are trying to get people away from the scene. A helicopter from the special forces is on the way to assist. The new volcano erupted just minutes...

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Volcano – Fagrahraun in Iceland

Volcano – Fagrahraun in Iceland

First earthquake: 24th of February Total earthquakes before eruption: ca. 40.000 5,7 m3/sec so far over 1.800.000 m3 of LAVA 22 meters -thickness and 9.5 meter with of lava flowIcelanders love to visit the volcano. According to local news there have never been as many...

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40 people that visited the volcano needed assistance!

40 people that visited the volcano needed assistance!

Almost 40 people in different conditions received help from a first aid center that the Red Cross opened at the local School in Grindavik (Hópsskóli Grindavík) last night. One was transported by ambulance from the station due to injury. No one was in danger, according...

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What kind of LAVA is it?

What kind of LAVA is it?

"This is a relatively primitive basalt and different from what occurred in fissure eruptions on the Reykjanes peninsula on 9-13. Century. It looks a bit like a mound of eruptions in older mounds on the peninsula, "says dr. Guðmundur Heiðar Guðfinnsson, geologist at...

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