If is it possible I have changce to see volcano eruption


#1

I knew Iceland have lot of volcano, and The eruption under Eyjafjallajökull in 2010,if anybody have some information what the new volcano will be erupt, I want to see it, if it’s happen how far visiting it will be safe.


#2

Hey Ryan,

There are currently no volcanoes erupting in Iceland at the moment, and none due imminently. That does not mean that one could not go off at any time, however.

You can keep an eye on the volcanic activity here: http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/volcanic-eruptions/

This map shows you the earthquake activity beneath the volcanoes, our best indicator for telling if they will go off.

You can also keep an eye on the Iceland Monitor website, which regularly updates readers with any indication of what may be ahead: http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/

Even if a volcano does erupt during your stay, however, it is very unlikely to put you in any danger; only people with lung problems may be at risk in Reykjavík, if gasses are carried from the eruption site to the capital. Reykjavík is not close enough to any active volcano that is showing signs of erupting any time soon to be at risk of lava reaching it. The worst thing that is likely to happen if one goes off while you are here is a delay in your flight home.

All in all, don’t let the threat of an eruption frighten you away from a great vacation here!

Hope that helps!
Richard


#3

It’s not possible to tell far in advance when the next volcanic eruption will take place, or what kind of an eruption it will be.
The eruption in Eyjafjallajökull wasn’t too far from Reykjavík and for the first two weeks it was possible to go close to the volcano and admire the eruption. Then the eruption changed into a more smokey eruption and then it was no longer possible to go close to it.

The latest eruption lasted for about 7 months, from August 2014 to March 2015 - but it was in an area much further away from Reykjavík that’s much harder to get to, inside the highlands where you’d need a 4x4 car to get there.

Krafla should be erupting sometime soon, maybe in the next few months. Check the news regularly - or Guide to Iceland’s facebook page, as soon as a volcano starts erupting there will be news about it there!


#4

There are no active erupting volcanos at the moment in Iceland. Sure there are many active volcanos, but there is no lava or fire. We also have very good systems to track them so it will be alright most of the time, as we usually vacate areas weeks before something possibly happens there.
Occasionally there are big eruptions, but they never come ‘all of a sudden’, there is always a series of earthquakes and such before it happens, so we’re always safe.
it’s not safe to go close to erupting volcanos, as the air very often is poisonous with CO2. It’s safer just to stay far away. You can still see it through, even from aeroplanes and jets :slight_smile: