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Where Can I See The Volcanic Eruption in Iceland?

Welcome to Iceland, an extraordinary island country in Europe nestled in the North Atlantic Ocean. This captivating destination is renowned for its volcanic activity and boasts a terrain adorned with majestic mountains, breathtaking glaciers, mesmerizing geysers, serene lakes, picturesque fjords, and awe-inspiring volcanoes. Iceland’s formation is attributed to the incredible volcanic processes along the mid-Atlantic ridge, giving rise to its unique landscape.

olcanoes in Iceland are classified into four distinct zones: the Reykjanes ridge zone in the south (RVZ), the Northern Kolbeinsey ridge zone (NVZ), the West volcanic zone (WVZ), and the East volcanic zone (EVZ). These zones offer fascinating opportunities to witness the power of nature and explore the volcanic routes and regions.


The Reykjanes Peninsula, located in southwestern Iceland, provides a remarkable vantage point to observe the magnificent Mid-Atlantic Ridge. This geological marvel draws an increasing number of visitors who seek adventure and a deeper understanding of Iceland’s volcanic heritage. Many adventurous souls embark on guided tours that take them into the heart of dormant volcanoes, immersing themselves in the captivating history and geology of this extraordinary land.

Volcanic eruptions in Iceland

Volcanic Activity in Reykjanes Peninsula

It’s important to note that the Reykjanes Peninsula remains volcanically active. As it stretches along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, earthquakes and eruptions are frequent occurrences in this region. A recent eruption on March 19, triggered by a series of earthquakes, brought forth the fiery display of a long-dormant volcano. Lava flowed across vast expanses, extending approximately 2.5 kilometers from the nearest roads. This eruption originated from Fagradalsfjall, a mountain in the Geldinga Valley, situated about 32 kilometers southwest of Reykjavik.

Where can I stay when watching volcanos?

Witnessing such incredible volcanic activity is a truly extraordinary experience. To fully immerse yourself in this spectacle, we recommend booking a stay at the Grotta Northern Lights Apartment or the Blue House B&B. Both accommodations offer unparalleled views of the volcano and the opportunity to witness volcanic eruptions, all while providing easy access to other remarkable sights and attractions. Furthermore, these locations are ideal for witnessing the mesmerizing Northern Lights, offering a truly magical and unforgettable experience.

Volcanic eruptions in Iceland
Volcano eruption in Reykjavik after being dormant for 800 years

Grotta Northern Lights Apartment

Located in Seltjarnarnes, the Grotta Northern Lights Apartment offers a stunning panorama of the sea and the magnificent Snæfellsnes Volcano. Its convenient proximity to the town’s incredible sights and a mere 5-minute drive from the city center make it an ideal choice for explorers seeking comfort and convenience.

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Situated a mere 150 meters away, the Blue House B&B also provides captivating views of the volcano and various other enchanting sights. It offers a cozy retreat where you can relax and immerse yourself in the wonders of Iceland. Don’t be surprised if the Northern Lights dance across the night sky, providing an unforgettable display right from the comfort of your room.

Prepare to be mesmerized by the volcanic marvels of Iceland! Book your stay at the Grotta Northern Lights Apartment or the Blue House B&B and embark on a captivating journey that will leave you in awe of nature’s power and beauty.

To book a day tour click on this link, including one that goes inside a volcano.


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