How to visit the volcano? – Best and safest option is to go on an Active Volcano Tour
- The eruption is still ongoing so that the situation may change at any time
- Flights to and from the airport may be disrupted.
Katla Volcano is a caldera volcano located in Iceland. It is the most active volcano in the country and is estimated to be between 40,000 and 50,000 years old. It has had four significant eruptions, most recently in 1973. Most people who visit the volcano do so to see the surrounding glacier lake, Fjallfosssgjá, which has a massive waterfall that flows directly into the sea. The lake is in the caldera of a glacier, and its water is crystal clear and often considered the cleanest in the world. The lake is a beautiful sight in any season but is particularly stunning in winter when the frozen surface of the ice reflects the surrounding mountains and sky.
Tours to Katla are available from Vík and offer an excellent opportunity to see one of the most active Volcanos in Icelandic history.