Grindavík is the sixteenth largest town in Iceland, with 3,800 inhabitants, of which 800 are children in the town’s primary and kindergarten schools. Grindavík is one of the strongest fishing settlements in the country. Grindavík is also a tourist town, as the Blue Lagoon (4 km), Keflavík Airport (25 km) or Reykjavík are only a good half hour’s drive away. Today the population is zero. The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management has closed the town. A volcanic tunnel runs under the town, which has been evacuated. No one knows if, where or when an eruption will occur, not even our best scientists know, but one thing is for sure Icelandic Times is watching closely… if something should happen.
Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson
Reykjavík / Grindavík 102/11/2023 – A7C, A7R IV : FE 1.8/135mm GM, 2.5/40mm G