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Is the Blue Lagoon in Iceland open after the eruption?

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Yes, the Blue Lagoon is currently open after the recent evacuation on March 2 due to increased seismic activity. On Saturday afternoon, March 2, experts measured magma flow about one kilometre East of Sýlingarfell after a series of earthquakes on the Reykjanes peninsula. The town of Grindavík and the Blue Lagoon were evacuated, with both evacuations running smoothly. The activity subsided later that day, and experts are predicting that an eruption is still likely to occur during the next few days as magma continues to accumulate under the Svartsengi area.

The last recent volcanic eruption was on February 8. This was the third eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula within the last three months.

Land uplift close to the lagoon

After intense seismic activity in the early morning of February 8, a volcanic eruption began on the Reykjanes peninsula in the Sýlingarfell mountain area. Shortly after, the Blue Lagoon closed and evacuated all of its operational units. The spa is in Zone 1 of the hazard map for volcanic eruption by the Icelandic Met Office. Currently, land uplift continues to increase under Svartsengi. The area is in close proximity to the Blue Lagoon. Experts are predicting another eruption to occur within the next few weeks, similar to the last three months.

Please make sure to stay updated and check the website of the facility and local news outlets before planning your visit. The situation can change very fast.

Useful resources

Apart from news updates that we provide, below are some links you may find useful as you stay apprised of the situation or your visit to Iceland nears:

The Icelandic Met Office, which provides updates on earthquake and volcano activity.

The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration, which provides detailed updates on road conditions all over the country.

Safe Travel, which provides continuously updated information relevant to traveling to and within Iceland.

Isavia, which operates Keflavík International Airport.

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