Iceland is open and safe to visit
Since earthquakes began Iceland in October 2023, you might be wondering whether it’s safe to visit Iceland. We understand that you might be nervous about booking your trip to Iceland under this situation, so we want to put your worries to rest.
Scientists at the Icelandic Meteorological Office are closely monitoring earthquakes near Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula and any irregular activity will be reported promptly. Fortunately, the rest of Iceland is unaffected by the seismic activity and continues to welcome visitors.
Iceland is no stranger to volcanic activity, and there have been three eruptions on the Reykjanes Peninsula in the last three years that have not affected travel to the country. Icelandic authorities and the public are highly prepared for such events, and Iceland has one of the world’s most effective volcanic preparedness measures. Iceland’s geoscientists possess vast experience in dealing with volcanic activities.
What’s more, the Icelandic authorities have asserted that these earthquakes aren’t dangerous provided you follow all safety advice. The affected area has been evacuated and is being monitored constantly.
Flights to Iceland, along with all roads outside the evacuated area are unaffected. This means you can safely book your trip and visit Iceland with ease of mind.
If you do have any questions about the earthquakes or a potential eruption, check out Visit Iceland’s volcano update page. There you will see the latest news about the seismic activity and possible volcanic eruption.