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May 19, 2024

Discovering Iceland’s Volcanic Wonders with Mauro Garofalo

The Italian journalist Mauro Garofalo recently visited the LAVA Centre during his Icelandic adventures. He penned a captivating article that explores the geology of Iceland,…
Lava crater from the 2021 eruption at Fagradalsfjall. Picture: Ragnar Th.Volcano Activity
April 18, 2024

Insights from Reykjanes Peninsula’s Ongoing Eruption

One Month Since the Start of the March Eruption As we observe the one-month milestone of the eruption at the Sundhnúksgígar series, the LAVA Centre…
Northern Lights
April 6, 2024

Experience the Magic of the Northern Lights at the LAVA Centre

Magnificent lights over Lava Centre on 6 April 2024 As the days grow longer and the chill of winter begins to fade, you might think…
Volcano Activity
April 6, 2024

Understanding the March 2024 Icelandic Eruption

Insights from Experts and Safety Tips The March eruption in the vicinity of Grindavík, blocked by defensive walls. Iceland's recent volcanic activity has garnered significant…
Volcano Activity
March 25, 2024

Eruption Activity Decreases Overnight

This image of the craters before, captured during an aerial survey conducted by the Icelandic Institute of Natural History in the morning of March 20.…
Northern Lights
March 25, 2024

Experience the Northern Lights Live for Iceland

The Northern Lights dancing above Skógarfoss. Photo by Balazs Busznyak on Unsplash A Solar Storm Lights Up Iceland’s Skies Iceland is currently witnessing some of…
Volcano Activity
March 20, 2024

Insight into Iceland’s March 2024 Eruption: Understanding and Safety Amidst Nature’s Spectacle

March 20, 2024 - Iceland is once again the stage for a powerful display of nature's force with the onset of the March 16, 2024,…
Volcano Activity
January 15, 2024

Volcanic eruption resumes near Grindavík but stops within the town

The eruption just outside of Grindavík 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

First sight of the eruption At 22:17 on 18 December, a volcanic eruption commenced north of Grindavík on the Reykjanes peninsula. The eruption site, situated…
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: www.vedur.is 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 …

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