Volcano Alert:  U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland January 14, 2024 

Location:  Grindavik, Reykjanes Peninsula, southwest Iceland 

Event:  The Icelandic Meteorological (Met) Office and news media reported a new volcanic eruption started at 7:57 a.m., north of Grindavik, which is 26 miles (42 km) due southwest of Reykjavik, on the Reykjanes Peninsula, on January 14, 2024.  Iceland Civil Protection is asking the public not to go to the site while responders assess the situation.  Authorities have evacuated the area. 

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 Civil Protection instructions.   

Actions to Take: 


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