Meradalir Volcano Eruption

In August 2022, a new eruption began in Meradalir on the Reykjanes peninsula in South Iceland. It’s right next door to Fagradalsfjall, the volcano that erupted in 2021.

It’s possible to visit the eruption site and see the freshly formed lava field, as well as the one from last year. Levels of volcanic activity vary, so you may well see liquid lava if you’re lucky.

In any case, the crisp, black lava is an unforgettable sight and well worth the hike. For the latest information, see this Volcano Eruption Update.

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