Fagradalsfjall, eruption in Geldingadalir and Meradalir in Reykjanes peninsula.
On Friday March 19th. 2021 at around 20.45 (9,45 p.m.) an eruption started in Geldingadalir close to the mountain Fagradalsfjall in Reykjanes. This is only about 30 km from the capital Reykjavik. The
last eruption in Reykjanes was about the year 1240, but the last eruption in this area, close to Fagradalsfjall was over 6000 years ago.
This is only a few km from the town Grindavik and the Blue lagoon, but in the mountains so the eruption can continue for a long time before it threatens any man made constructions. This eruption can continue for months, years or even decades as we have many eruptions before lasting many years or decades.
The eruption is now coming from three fissures and the lava running into Geldingadalir and a stream of lava to Meradalir.
To reach the eruption a hiking path has been made from Suðurstrandarvegur road no 427, a few km east of the town of Grindavik.