Icesheet in Grímsvötn subsiding

Picture: Björn Oddsson
Picture: Björn Oddsson
GPS measurements are showing that the icesheet in Grímsvötn has started subsiding which indicates that a flood is likely starting. Grímsvötn is the most active volcanic system in Iceland and in the heart of Vatnajökull National Park. 

The police has issued a warning for travelers to Grímsvötn and Grímsfjall, on and infront of Skeiðarárjökull outlet glacier and rivers. More here: English | Lögreglan (

The Icelandic Met Office continues to monitor Grímsvötn closely and will keep updating this news as things develop. More here

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