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Eruption has started on the Reykjanes Peninsula

A new fissure eruption started on the Reykjanes Peninsula North-East from Sýlingarfell on May 29, 2024, marking the fifth eruption in the area since December of 2023.


  • Air traffic to and from Iceland operates normally, and Iceland remains a safe destination.
  • The eruption's effects are localized to the eruption site with road closures and do not threaten people.
  • All services in Iceland are operating as usual.

All Icelandic airports are open, and all flights to Iceland are operating on schedule. The impact of these types of fissure volcanic eruptions impact is limited to specific, localized areas near the eruption site. Notably, the previous eruptions on the Reykjanes Peninsula have not disrupted air travel to and from the country in any way.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office, the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, and a team of scientists from the University of Iceland diligently monitor the situation and analyze developments.

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Photo: Björn Oddsson, Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management.