Lava flow map of the Fagradalshraun volcanic eruption site

Spatial Analysis & Geovisualisation Research Group at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Iceland

Lava flow map of the Fagradalshraun volcanic eruption site

Geldingadalur Volcanic Eruption (17. May 2021)

On 19. March 2021 a volcanic eruption started in the Geldingadalir valley at Fagradalsfjall mountain on the Reykjanes peninsula, South-West Iceland. The new lava field was named Fagradalshraun and after the first 6 months of activity had grown to cover an area of 4.8 square kilometers. The volcano is situated approximately 30 km from the country’s capital city, Reykjavík. The eruption is ongoing and the landscape in the valley and its surrounding area is constantly changing as a result.

The following map provides a snapshot of the situation in the area. It shows the volcano with its vent systems in its geographic context and provides an overview of the lava flows and situation in the field as of 2 October 2021 (updates will follow when major changes have occurred and new data is available):

Fagradalshraun Lava Flow Map

Map of the Geldingadalur Volcanic Eruption and its lava flows at Fagradalsfjall/Iceland, updated October, 2nd 2021