Alert for Askja volcano

The Civil protection department of Iceland has their alert level at uncertainty level in Askja and they will continue to monitor the area with the IMO, the police and Vatnajökull national park closely.

Since august 2021 an uplift of 35 cm centered west of the Askja lake has been measured. The uplift is most likely due to pressure at the root of the volcano caused by magma intrusion which has been modeled at around 2 km depth.

Because of the uncertainity level bathing in Víti is not recomended since the temerature and ph level of the water has been changing. The hike to Víti is also challenging.


For further details visit the Icelandic Met Office webpage: