the seismic activity on the reykjanes peninsula

It is absolutely safe to travel to Iceland and no reason to change any travel plans. The current seismic activity in Iceland is localized to the Reykjanes Peninsula and it does not affect our operations.

Here below you will find videos and more information about the seismic activity on the Reykjanes Peninsula. 

Since 2021, the Reykjanes Peninsula has witnessed a surge in seismic activity, including several volcanic eruptions. Despite this, Iceland has remained a safe and open destination for travelers.


The Reykjanes Peninsula is constantly being monitored by a global team of geoscientists that have monitors in the area, backed by Iceland’s advanced volcanic preparedness and real-time surveillance systems. Safety is a priority of the Icelandic Government and people and ensuring that life and tourism in Iceland proceed smoothly.

For a detailed look into the recent volcanic activities and their safety implications, Dr. Matthew Roberts from the Icelandic Meteorological Office offers insights through an informative video.

The location

The current seismic activity is located close to the town of Grindavík which is around a 200km/3 hour drive from our base camp on Langjökull Glacier. It is also a 30km/20min drive from the Keflavík Internationl Airport. Therefore this does not affect our operations at all.


With 32 active volcanic systems, Iceland meticulously monitors seismic activity to address any signs of unrest preemptively. Icelands infrastructure is designed to withstand natural disasters, ensuring that serious incidents are rare.



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