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Vestmannaeyjar | Heimaey panorama
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View from the summit area of the volcano Eldfell (200 m) in northwestern direction over the island of Heimaey with the town of Vestmannaeyjabær. The volcano in the left portion of the photo is Helgafell (227 m). It is approx. 6000 year old, whereas Eldfell formed as late as 1973 during a major eruption devastating part of the island. The lava flow on the right side almost blocked the harbour entrance.

Wednesday 28 August 2019 by Martin Mergili in Europe / Iceland (538 visits)