The Blue Lagoon has extended its closure until December 9. Seismic activity in the Reykjanes peninsula has decreased over the past weeks, with significantly fewer and smaller earthquakes being registered in the area.
Seismic activity continues to decrease
On November 9, the Blue Lagoon announced that it would be closing its lagoon, hotels, spa, and restaurants owing to the ongoing geological unrest in the area. The closure was initially slated to last until November 16 but was later extended until December 7.
The Blue Lagoon has now announced that it will be extending the closure for two days, or until December 9. As noted in an update on the Icelandic MET Office’s website on December 1, seismic activity in the Reykjanes peninsula has continued to decrease, with significantly fewer and smaller earthquakes being registered in the area over recent weeks. Most of the earthquakes are measuring below one in magnitude.
For more information on the situation in the Reykjanes peninsula, click here.
Statement from the Blue Lagoon in full:
“The current closure of Blue Lagoon will remain in effect until 07:00 on December 9, at which point the situation will be reassessed. The current closure of Silica Hotel and Retreat Hotel will remain in effect until 07:00 on December 12, at which point the situation will be reassessed. All guests with reservations during the closure will be contacted.”