Eyjafjallajökull Volcano


Eyjafjallajokull is a stratovolcano, completely covered by an ice cap. It is located in the north of Skogar and west of Myrdalsjokull, Iceland. Eyjafjallajokull is 1,651 metres tall and has a crater 3 to 4 km in diameter. In 2010, Eyjafjallajokull erupted causing widespread travel disruptions across Europe.

Location: North of Skogar, Iceland
Coordinates: 63.630737, -19.607387
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano


Eyjafjallajokull’s Location:


Eyjafjallajokull’s Latest Status

2024: Currently dormant. Not active at this time.


Eyjafjallajokull’s Eruptive History

2010 April: Major explosive eruption under a glacier (due to melt water). Ash plume several kilometers high. Lahars and flooding required 800 people to evacuate. Caused major travel disruptions across Europe.
2010 March 20th: Small flank eruption commences
2010 Early March – 10,000 earthquakes recorded near the volcano.
1821-23 Small-medium sized eruptions – some explosive.


Eyjafjallajokull Monitoring

For monitoring of this volcano, please refer to the Icelandic Met Office.


Eyjafjallajokull Images