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. 

Earthquake 5.4 Richter – Is this the beginning

Earthquake 5.4 Richter – Is this the beginning

Many customers have contacted us lately and asked when will the volcano finally erupt. Even though the COVID restrictions are still in place people want to see the volcano as soon as it erupts. The earthquake that took place 14:15 today is one more sign that it could...

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34000 earthquakes so far

34000 earthquakes so far

So far we have had over 34.000 earthquakes since they started on the 24th of February. According to local officials that is more than all of 2020, even though last year was considered high in earthquakes! Another comparison is the year 2019 with 3.400 earthquakes. In...

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Iceland – Magma now 1Km from surface

Iceland – Magma now 1Km from surface

The signs and proof that magma is now flowing straight up are getting stronger. At the same time, the vertical movement of the magma has decreased. According to Morgunblaðið the magma is now only one kilometer from the surface. At first, we learned that the magma was...

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Volcano Update – Names and Information

Volcano Update – Names and Information

Newsflash The weekend was "shaky"! A new record was set with 5.0 on the Richter Scale (yesterday over 2800 earthquakes). The inhabitants of Grindavik woke up in the middle of the night. The earth shook heavily for almost 20 Minutes. To ease their minds and to calm the...

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Second largest earthquake since beginning

Second largest earthquake since beginning

The night was quiet and nice. However, this morning the earthquakes started again and the one at 8:54 AM was 4,5 on the Richter scale. The earthquake is thereby the second largest since the 24th of February when it all started. The origin of this earthquake was again...

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Volcano will erupt

Volcano will erupt

Now hear this, now hear this! Víðir Reyn­is­son, chief of the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management just stated that the volcano may in fact erupt within minutes or hours. There is no proof yet, however all signs are there that this will in fact be...

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