Visit Iceland's Volcanoes
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Volcanism of Iceland
Iceland has a high concentration of active volcanoes due to unique geological conditions. The island has about 130 volcanic mountains, of which 18 have erupted since the settlement of Iceland in 874 AD. Of these 130 volcanoes, the most active/volatile is Grímsvötn. Over the past 500 years, Iceland's volcanoes have erupted a third of the total global lava output.
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