Volcano Alert: U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland February 8, 2024

Location:  Grindavik, Reykjanes Peninsula, southwest Iceland

Event:  The Icelandic Meteorological (Met) Office reported a new volcanic eruption started on February 8 at 6:02 a.m. north of Grindavik, which is 26 miles (42 km) due southwest of Reykjavik, on the Reykjanes Peninsula.  The eruption is in the same area as the December 18, 2023, eruption.

There are no current impacts to flight operations at Keflavik Airport (KEF).  Airlines will base their flight operation decisions on ash forecasts and other factors from the Icelandic Met Office and its partners.

U.S. citizens are advised to monitor local news and government websites for detailed information and to follow Iceland Civil Protection instructions.

Actions to Take:


U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland
+354-595-2248 (after hours)
Contact Reykjavik Consular