Natural disasters – Good to Know

There are various natural disasters (e.g. earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, avalanches) which can occur in Iceland.

Warnings for potential natural disasters will be posted in a yellow box on the front page of as well as on

When such warnings are issued, it is important to communicate them to travellers and encourage them to stay alert.

The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (i. Almannavarnir) is responsible for daily administration of Civil Protection matters and informs the public of what to do in case of an emergency.

Click here to find information on how to prevent and respond to various disasters.

Front page of showing warnings