Embassy of Sweden on the risk of volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

There is now seismic activity and a risk of volcanic eruption in the Reykjanes area. Swedes traveling to Iceland are encouraged to regularly review information from local authorities and the travel information on Sweden Abroad.

The risk of a volcanic eruption applies to an area covering the Blue Lagoon/Bláa Lónið and the town of Grindavík. Grindavík has been evacuated from November 10. There is a significantly increased risk of eruption with the magma corridor extending under Grindavík.

The Icelandic Meteorological Institute has raised the risk level to flight code orange. This means an increased likelihood of a volcanic eruption in the near future on Reykjarnäset. It also means that the preparedness level of the rescue services has been raised to emergency from preparedness, the highest on a three-point scale.

Swedish citizens traveling in Iceland can find local government information via the emergency authorities, called Almannavarnir. Information is also available at the Icelandic Meteorological Institute and at


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