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How many active volcanos are there in Iceland?

Calling all adventure seekers! Prepare to witness the breathtaking beauty of Iceland’s active volcanoes up close and personal. Our volcano tours offer an exhilarating journey into the vibrant world of magma chambers, accompanied by the stunning lift ride that will leave you in awe. Visitors from around the globe flock to Iceland to witness this alluring spectacle of nature. But that’s not all—our extraordinary land also boasts natural geysers, hot springs, and captivating landscapes that will take your breath away. However, it’s important to note that the Westfjords, being the oldest part of the landmass, no longer exhibits volcanic activity.

You may have heard about the monumental eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010—a true marvel that caused a surge in tourism. Millions of people were captivated by the raw, dramatic, and mesmerizing beauty of this eruption. Since then, the tourism industry has flourished, centered around exploring volcanoes and their neighboring towns. One such adventure takes you on a thrilling trip around the enchanting Reykjanes peninsula, where nature’s wonders await at every turn.

Volcanos in Iceland
Volcano in Iceland

How dangerous are volcanic eruptions?

Now, let’s address the burning question: How dangerous are volcanic eruptions in Iceland? Rest assured, the threat to human life during volcanic eruptions here is minimal. Thanks to the advancements in science , volcanic activity can be accurately predicted. If a major volcano like Askja shows signs of eruption, nearby areas are immediately declared restricted and closely monitored. It’s important to note that most volcanoes are situated far from towns due to the wise settlements of early Icelanders. However, the south coast of Iceland, with its few towns, faces the potential risks associated with the nearby Katla volcano. An eruption from Katla could result in massive glacial floods that may impact the areas between the volcano and the ocean.


Volcano in Iceland
Aerial photography of volcano

What was Iceland’s worst volcanic eruption?

Reflecting on history, Iceland experienced its worst volcanic eruption in 1784—the devastating eruption of Laki. This catastrophe not only impacted the global climate and health but also deeply affected the nation itself. The eruption spewed vast amounts of ash, decimating crops and poisoning rivers across Iceland. Tragically, one-third of the population lost their lives, prompting a significant migration of the remaining population to North America in search of a better future.

When was the most recent volcanic eruption in Iceland?

Now, fast forward to the most recent volcanic eruption in Iceland. After an 800-year slumber, Fagradalsfjall volcano roared back to life on Friday, March 19, 2021. The awe-inspiring sight of molten lava flowing down its flanks, casting an enchanting orange-red glow against the cloudy night sky, captured the world’s attention. Located about 25 miles southwest of Reykjavik near the Reykjanes peninsula, this eruption was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness nature’s power firsthand.

Volcano in Iceland
Volcanic Eruption in 2021

Volcanic eruption in 2021

If you’re thrilled by the idea of exploring the magnificent volcanic landscapes of Iceland, our volcano tours are tailor-made for you. Visit our website to discover an array of exciting tour options that will immerse you in the wonders of this unique natural phenomenon. And when it comes to finding the perfect place to stay during your adventure, look no further than our beautiful apartments that offer comfort and convenience.

Get ready to embark on a journey filled with fiery magic and extraordinary landscapes. Are you ready to experience the allure of Iceland’s volcanoes? Visit our website today to book your unforgettable adventure!

Feel free to share your excitement and any questions you have in the comments below. We can’t wait to welcome you to the land of fire and ice!

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