The walking track to Helgafell

Poor old Helgafell is often a bit overlooked, as everyone flocks to its famous neighbour Eldfell. For a long time, Helgafell was the ruling volcano on Heimaey. The one that merged the chain of rocks to the north and Stórhöfði to the south into the present island, its classic volcano-shaped silhouette dominating the interior. Until Eldfell turned up Continue reading

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Dalalæða – Spectacular waterfalls of fog

The setting sun can create quite some stunning special effects. It’s always captivating to see it plunging down into the sea and light up the sky in brilliant colours. Sometimes, if the conditions are right, something truly spectacular can occur. Continue reading

The walking track to Heimaklettur – The Home Rock

Heimaklettur is the biggest rock in the jumbled chain of cliffs wrapped around the harbour of Heimaey, the main island of Vestmannaeyjar.

The harbour entrance is stunningly beautiful. People coming in on the ferry are often triggered into a photo-frenzy when they sail into the harbour, through a narrow Continue reading