A volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula (Reykjanesskagi) has begun, more specifically near Fagradalsfjall. The principal information on the eruption can be found on the website of the Civil Protection Department and the website of the Icelandic Meteorological Office.
Ash forecasts from the Icelandic Met Office and partners was issued and the danger area defined. Further information on the colour codes of the Icelandic Met Office as relates to volcanic dangers for flights can be found at Vedur.is
- Updates on the eruption can be accessed on the Icelandic Meterological office website.
Flights in iceland
Aircraft operators base their decisions on continued flights on aspects such as the ash forecasts of the Icelandic Met Office and its partners. Isavia operates four international airports, the most recent flight schedule of airlines that operate in the airports can be accessed below.
AVIATION AND VOLCANIC ERUPTION
Due to a volcanic eruption on Reykjanes peninsula, there will be a need for the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management to conduct recurrent flights with experts and scientists to assess the situation. These flights will be given priority over other aircraft operations.
To ensure safety, an area will be defined as a danger- or restricted area for conventional aircraft and prohibited area for drones while such scientific flights are conducted. A short time notice can be expected for such areas to be established and the geographical scope and time limit will depend on circumstances each time.
- Drone operators are encouraged to monitor notices published on the website of the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management.
- Danger – and restricted areas for aircraft other than drones will be published with NOTAM.