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Litli-Hrútur Eruption Site Reopens

After closures due to air quality and wildfires, the Reykjanes eruption site at Litli-Hrútur has been reopened by authorities.

Firefighting operations will continue, but the hiking path known as Meradalaleið is considered safe for the general public. Police and ICESAR teams will be present in the area and visitors are instructed to avoid designated hazardous areas.

Windspeed today is expected to range between 5-8 m/s, increasing in the afternoon. Gas is expected to disperse to the south and caution is advised on Suðurstrandarvegur, the road towards the eruption, and hiking paths to the volcanic site.

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Met Office Iceland

Although the site has been reopened, it is still an active volcanic eruption. As such, the proper knowledge and gear are essential for visiting safely. See below for more information.


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