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Volcano Activity
January 15, 2024

Volcanic eruption resumes near Grindavík but stops within the town

Eruption just outside Grindavik. Picture: Almannavarnir Understanding Iceland’s Seismic Vigilance January 15, 2024 The volcanic landscape of Iceland continues to evolve with the recent eruption…
Breaking NewsVolcano Activity
December 19, 2023

Staying Informed and Safe: Essential Updates on the Reykjanes Peninsula Volcanic Eruption

Photo: Almannavarnir At 22:17 on 18 December, a volcanic eruption commenced north of Grindavík on the Reykjanes peninsula. The eruption site, situated along the Sundhnúkagígar…
Holidays at LAVA CentreAnnouncement
December 18, 2023

Experience the Fiery Heart of Nature at LAVA Centre This Holiday Season!

The LAVA Centre, an immersive and educational experience like no other, invites you to explore the awe-inspiring world of volcanoes and earthquakes. We're thrilled to…
The first sighting of lava flowing at the new eruption site clsoe to Fagradalsfjall. The blakck lava witht the orange glowing fishure in the middle and fires burning at the edges.Volcano Activity
November 21, 2023

Understanding the Volcanic Unrest in Reykjanes Peninsula – Is Iceland Safe to Visit?

Is Iceland Safe to Visit? The Reykjanes Peninsula has captivated the world's attention with a remarkable sequence of volcanic events in the last three years.…
Picture of LAVA Centre in the summer with Hekla in the background.Announcement
August 26, 2023

Innovation Meets Trust: Try Aska Cafe at LAVA Centre using Glaze technology

Embedded in the LAVA Centre's core are innovation, creativity and trust. Allow us to introduce Aska Cafe, a simple cafe built on technology and trust…
orange lava pool bublingVolcano Activity
August 14, 2023

The Fargradalsfjall eruption is oh so quiet

Bubbling lava pool at Mt. Litli-Hrútur. Photo: Ragnar Th. On August 5 the last throes of the lava eruption NE of Mt Fagradalsfjall were observed.…
Photo of the eruption at Litli-Hrútur in Fagradalsfjall. The orange lava streams fr om the crater.Volcano Activity
July 26, 2023

The Fagradalsfjall Eruption at Litli-Hrútur – Update 26 July 2023

The new eruption at Fagradalsfjall next to Litli Hrutur. is now in its third week and still going strong. Currently, the lava discharge continues from…
Volcano Activity
July 18, 2023

The eruption is till going strong (July 14 2023)

The eruption NE of Mt Fagradalsfjall continues. The lava eruptions is now concentrated in a large, boat-shaped crater made of welded lava lumps from lava…
The first sighting of lava flowing at the new eruption site clsoe to Fagradalsfjall. The blakck lava witht the orange glowing fishure in the middle and fires burning at the edges.Volcano Activity
July 11, 2023

An Eruption Close to Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes Peninsula

The first sighting of the lava from the eruption close to Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Photo: The Icelandic Met Office At 16:40 on July…
Lava crater from the 2021 eruption at Fagradalsfjall. Picture: Ragnar Th.Volcano Activity
July 10, 2023

Fiery Spectacle Unleashed: Exploring the Fagradalsfjall Eruption with Live Web Cameras

Lava crater from the 2021 eruption at Fagradalsfjall. Picture: Ragnar Th. An eruption just started in the Fagradalsfjall area, following an eruption in 2021 and…
Breaking NewsVolcano Activity
July 8, 2023

An imminent volcanic eruption?

An interferogram of the Reykjanes Peninsula by the Icelandic Met Office. (An interferogram is a pattern formed by wave interference, especially one represented in a…
Kerid Crater in the evening sun.Volcanoes
April 13, 2023

Volcano Hikes in Iceland with a Rental Car

Kerid Crater between Reykjavík and LAVA Centre. Photo by Vivek Kumar on Unsplash Iceland is known for its stunning landscapes, and one of the most…
A person looking at the newly discovered lava caveBreaking News
March 12, 2023

A new lava cave discovered at the Mývatn Nature Baths

The newly discoverd cave. Picture: The Environment Agency of Iceland A unique natural lava cave was discovered in the Mývatn region in February 2023. The newly…
Askja crater lake with a part not covered with ice due to heat.Volcano Activity
February 20, 2023

Askja volcano unrest

Picture of Askja from the Sentinel-2 satellite on Feb. 2023. The black spot is the part of the crater lake not covered with ice due…
Volcano Activity
August 25, 2022

No sign of an eruption – Has the eruption stoped?

Phot by Ragnar Th. The volcanic eruption in Meradalir (adjacent to Mt. Fagradalsfjall) came to a halt early in the early morning of 21. August.…
A fissure eruption and FagradalsfjallVolcano Activity
August 4, 2022

An eruption just started at Reykjanes peninsula.

The new fissure eruption at Mt. Fagradalsfjall at the Reykjanes peninsula. Photo by our very own Ragnar Tf. Around 13.15 on August 3 rd, a…
Volcano Activity
August 1, 2022

Unrest at Reykjanes peninsula – July 2022

Picture from the Icelandic Met Office: By Ari Trausti Guðmundsson On Saturday 30. July 2022, a strong series of earthquakes commenced in a confined,…
Mount Hekla seen from Leirubakki.Volcano Activity
March 29, 2022

Why we receive alerts about Hekla?

Several of our visitors have received a warning message in recent weeks. This has caused concern amongst some of them because they think it is…
Volcano Activity
March 20, 2022

Large volcanic eruptions in Iceland?

By Ari Trausti Guðmundsson. Öræfajökull Volcano. With an average interval of between 200 to 300 years (looking a few thousand years back), large volcanic eruptions…
Volcano Activity
March 20, 2022

The eruption at Fagradalsfjall: One year later

The craters at Fagradalsfjall. Photo by Ragnar Th. By Ari Trausti Guðmundsson The Reykjanes Peninsula is a young section of Iceland. It is a land-born,…
Movements around FagradalsfjallVolcano Activity
March 3, 2022

Slumbering volcanoes

The volcanic eruption in Geldingadalir/Fagradalsfjall ended in late September 2021, after some six months of lively activity. Occurring rather close to towns, roads and powerlines,…
Volcano Activity
January 5, 2022

An imminent eruption?

The Fagradalsfjall/Geldingadalir eruption did end in late Septmeber 2021. This was clearly indicated by a rather long absence of faint but continuous seismic low-frequency tremors…
Eruption at Grímsvötn in Vatnajökull GlacierVolcano Activity
December 9, 2021

The Grímsvötn Volcano Stirs

The Grímsvötn central volcano in the Vatnajökul Ice Cap is big and the top caldera consists of three interlocked subsidence areas. The fissure swarm is …
Holidays at LAVA CentreAnnouncement
November 22, 2021

Opening hours during holidays

LAVA Centre is open 365 days a year. During the holidays we have limited opening hours on the following four days: Friday 24 December 10…
Volcano Activity
July 16, 2021

Middle of July: The eruption progressing into the fifth month

The eruption in Geldingadalir adjacent to Mt Fagradalsfjall develops as time flies. Currently, periods with a lively eruption, with some magma fountain activity, have alternated…
June 14, 2021

Want to become a host at LAVA Centre?

The volcano exhibition, the new Njal´s Saga Tapestry and Rammagerðin Gift Shop. LAVA Center in Hvolsvöllur is looking for hosts to greet guests and groups…
June 14, 2021

LAVA Centre re-opens 9 July

Photo by Ragnar Th. Finally, the moment has arrived, we're reopening after long 10 months. The plan is to re-open LAVA Centre on 9 July…
people entering LAVA CentreCOVID-19
August 30, 2020

LAVA Centre closes for the season

Due to strict travel regulation due to the COVID-19 pandemic we've taken the hard decisions to close for the winter. We will open up as…
Breaking News
May 27, 2020

LAVA Centre to Re-open 18 June

LAVA Centre will re-open Thursday 18 June. To begin with we will be open Thursdays to Sundays from 10 AM to 04 PM. We will…
social distancing in practicesBreaking News
March 20, 2020

The LAVA Centre is closed temporarily

Social distancing in practice. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have taken the only sensible decision to close the exhibition temporarily. Bárður Örn Gunnarsson, Managing…

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