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Iceland | Vulcanic eruption, avalanche risk and snow storms


The volcanic eruption activities of the past weeks in the Grindavik area (Reykjanes peninsula) are currently dormant. Monitoring by the Authorities remains constant, as they believe it is premature to consider them concluded. Grindavik and the surrounding area still remain closed and off limits, with excursions prohibited.

The meteorological service has issued a yellow warning for snowstorms in the West, Northwest and Northeast Fjords. Strong winds are also reported in the areas of Breiðafjörður, Faxaflói and in the Eastern Fjords. Poor visibility and poor road conditions are causing traffic disruption.

It is advisable to monitor the situation before each move, consulting the sites e

Significant risk of avalanches in the mountain areas of Tröllaskagi, Eyjafjörður, West Fjords and East Fjords.

It is recommended to avoid prohibited areas and to constantly monitor the information available to travelers and residents provided by the local authorities on the site/app, on the Icelandic Civil Protection website 

and on the website dedicated to volcano monitoring:

It is also advisable to always keep yourself informed, including through the media, about the meteorological situation ( and the situation of the roads ( and to always comply, during your stay, with the measures issued by the local authorities.

All compatriots are recommended to report their trip to Iceland by registering on the Where We Are in the World website: