The eruption at Litli-Hrútur

In a straight line from Reykjavík, the capital area is only about 30 km / 18 mi from the eruption at Litli-Hrútur. An eruption that began on July 10th northeast of Fagradalsfjall, where it erupted both in March 2021 and in August last year. The current eruption is even bigger than the previous two. Which creates a danger, a lot of gas pollution accompanies the eruption, so tourists walking around need to check the conditions carefully before embarking on that walk. The distance to see the eruption is 10 km (each way, so total about 20 km) from Suðurstrandarvegur, a road that could be closed in the middle of next month. But scientists estimate that based on the flow of the lava, it will flow over the road between Suðurland and Suðurnes in three to four weeks. Icelandic Times / Land & Saga covered the eruption, to show our readers both the beauty and the threat that an eruption like this creates. Photographs & text : Páll Stefánsson
Reykjanes 18/07/2023 : A7R IV, A7R III : FE 1.2/50mm GM, FE 1.4/85mm GM