Watch Geldingadalir Fagradalsfjall volcano Live TV from Iceland
General TV Channel / Fagradalsfjall is a shield volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula, around 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Reykjavík, Iceland. Its highest summit is Langhóll (385 m (1,263 ft)). A volcanic eruption began on 19 March 2021 in Geldingadalir to the south of Fagradalsfjall, which is still emitting fresh lava as of 12 June 2021. Due to its relative ease of access from Reykjavík, the volcano has become an attraction for local people and foreign tourists alike. The name is a compound of the Icelandic words fagur (“fair”, “beautiful”), dalur (“dale”, “valley”) and fjall (“fell”, “mountain”). The mountain massif is named after Fagridalur, “fair dale” or “beautiful valley”) which is at its northwest. The 2021 lava field is to be named Fagradalshraun.