People born around 1960 in Iceland have experienced approximately 25 to 30 eruptions in their lifetime.  There have been numerous eruptions in Hekla, a few Gjástykki and also in Bárðarbunga, two in Eyjafjallajokull one in the town of Westman Islands and an island surfaced south of the coast of Iceland in the sixties in an undersea eruption.  One of the bigger eruptions in historical times, in terms of lava, just ended a few weeks ago north of the glacier Bárðarbunga in the ice cap Vatnajökull. Although some eruptions had catastrophic consequences, almost no lives were lost.

Some Icelanders have experienced more than 25 eruptions