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Fagradalsfjall Erupting Volcano Webcams

Mountains are an integral part of a country’s landscape even when they’re volcanos. Fagradalsfjall, a tuya volcano in Iceland, was just another scenic flat-topped peak until March 2021 when it began to exude streams of molten lava, ash, steam and everything else that goes along with a volcanic eruption. 

Fagradalsfjall is around forty kilometers from Reykjavik and a volcano that had kept a low profile for eight hundred years before demonstrating its true nature. The volatile expulsions spewing forth from Fagradalsfjall continued for several months, but have eventually slowed to a steady trickle of lava.

Now the danger levels have diminished somewhat, but not completely as you can never tell what a volcano is going to do, Fagradalsfjall has become one of Iceland’s top tourist attractions. Hundreds of thousands have flocked to see the glowing mountain causing huge traffic tailbacks with cars stuck in queues for hours. That’s not a good position to be in if Fagradalsfjall blows its top again and so the burning question at the moment is –  will it kick off again and if so, when?

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    1. It’s the second tab selectable at the top of the screen (Marked Geldingadalir2) when it’s available. That one has zoomed out considerably over time though as the lava flow changed.

      1. It certainly has zoomed out farther. I thought the #2 camera view might be it, but the zoomed view show the bubbling lava spilling out so much better. I check into various volcano webcams and that former zoomed view was the best by far! Thanks.

  1. Is that flashlights I sometimes see bobbing around on the outskirts of the volcano? By the way, I am totally enjoying the 3 live webcam views. Thank you!

    1. It was re-started by the streamer and we have the new link now. Also a couple of other views. Thanks for pointing it out!

  2. What idiots are walking around the “volcano Geldingadalir” in Iceland who are constantly blocking the cam. You would have to impose a fine of $ 1 million for this!

  3. A very good and wise decision with the different cam`s, especially that the best cam is online again.

  4. what a mess this is with the cam’s (
    Geldingadalir Close Up and
    Overview) are one and the same cam (::

      1. what’s going on with you since 07/10/21 at 11:39:34 p.m. the cam is frozen (Geldingadalir Panorama)

  5. It seems that the left upper camera and the right down camera aren’t live anymore. The date is of the days before today. Hope you can fix them! 🙂

  6. a cam over “Meradalir” would not be bad because the “Overview” cam no longer exists.

    1. We list those which are available at the sources, we don’t own or operate them. Check the youtube source links at the bottom of the text on each stream for up to the moment info. We keep up to date as much as possible but this one in particular across two sources changes often.

  7. Can someone tell me exactly where these two webcams are located? I’d like to be able to tell my mom to watch the cam and then i could wave at her as I walk by :-). She’s worried I’m going to fall in lava for some reason.

    1. You will find all routes and cam position here on the official website https://www.visitreykjanes.is/en/volcano-eruption/eruption-information/hiking-and-parking.

      In fact you could even video call your mom from atop. You will have 4G reception. I tried waving at the camera and checking these live feeds in parallel but couldn’t see myself there. probably because there is a minor lag there.

      Lastly, the langhiryggur camera is the highest of them all, meaning it is almost always foggy from up there. No visibility of the crater. But you can go further down 15 more minutes and the view from there is just unbelievable. The floor is literally lava. Glowing lava about 400 m from you and the crater is probably 1km away. Go even further (which I didn”t, saw just a handful do that), I assume you get an even better view of the crater and the lava field.
      Don”t be disheartened by the camera view, rather look for weather, wind direction and seismic activity on http://hraun.vedur.is/ja/oroi/faf.gif. An upward trend of the frequency graph indicate you are in for a good show. Unfortuantely, it is difficult to predict how this volcano will react.

      All other info on the visit Reykjanes website. So informative.
      Needless to mention, get warm and water proof clothes (from head to toe), get hiking boots and preferably poles too. Get torchlights, headlamps if you are going to be climbing in the dark, it gets pitch black there, One fog is all that takes to shut out any sunlight. Btw, there are idiots walking on (what they think is ) cool, solidified lava. The search and rescue will simply watch you burn if something untoward were to happen. Enjoy and stay safe!

  8. All other info on the visit Reykjanes website. So informative.
    Needless to mention, get warm and water proof clothes (from head to toe), get hiking boots and preferably poles too. Get torchlights, headlamps if you are going to be climbing in the dark, it gets pitch black there, One fog is all that takes to shut out any sunlight. Btw, there are idiots walking on (what they think is ) cool, solidified lava. The search and rescue will simply watch you burn if something untoward were to happen. Enjoy and stay safe!

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