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Travelling to Iceland from the UK 2024

Volcanic eruption in Iceland 2024

Updated: February 8, 2024

Information regarding the volcanic eruption that took place on February 8 on the Reykjanes Peninsula:

We at Vulkantravel want to assure you that Iceland is still open, it is entirely safe to travel to the island and flights are operating as planned. Only a small part of the peninsula is currently affected. There is no impact on attractions or infrastructure in the rest of the Reykjanes Peninsula or other parts of Iceland. 

  • Air traffic is operating as usual.
  • This is a local event that only affects a small part of Iceland.

Since October 24 of this year, scientists at the Icelandic Meteorological Institute have been monitoring the increase in seismic activity on the Reykjanes Peninsula, which was a sign of the volcanic eruption that occurred on the evening of December 18, on the morning of January 14 and on the morning of February 8. 

Scientists believe it is unlikely that the eruption will affect air traffic. Iceland is well-acquainted with volcanic activity, experiencing a volcanic event on average every five years. In the last three years, three eruptions have occurred on the Reykjanes Peninsula, none of which caused harm to people or disrupted air traffic.

We are following the recommendations of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs regarding the safety of traveling to Iceland. If your trip or flight is canceled due to a volcanic eruption, we can either reschedule your trip for a later date or refund the entire amount of your journey.

If you are currently in Iceland, we recommend downloading the Safe Travel app to easily stay updated on the situation.

If you have any questions, please contact our Icelands experts at [email protected] or call 01205 212140. 

This information is taken from: safetravel.is & visiticeland.com

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