Eldfell was thought extinct when it erupted in 1973, forcing the evacuation of Heimaey in the Westman Islands. Although no lives were lost, a third of the town was buried under lava and ash. Today, visitors can feel the still warm ground around the volcano and see an excavation exhibit where homes are being dug up from the volcanic ash.


Recommended tours in this area


Westman Islands - Pompeii of the North

This is the grand tour of Vestmannaeyjar, the Westman Islands. It includes a local coach tour of the Island, as well as the boat tour, which explores the ocean caves and magnificent bird-life in the towering cliffs of the area.

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