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Eldheimar

- Saga & Heritage

The exhibition focuses on the 1973 volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar, without a doubt one of Iceland´s biggest natural disaster. Visitors get a glimpse into peoples lives on Heimaey before the eruption that would change their lives forever. The people of Heimaey had to leave their homes in the middle of the night and evacuate the island, many of them never saw their homes or any of their belongings ever again.

The eruption started in the early hours of January 23rd 1973 on the island of Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the Vestmannaeyjar islands and it lasted for 5 months. Lava and ash destroyed almost 400 homes and businesses, a third of all buildings on Heimaey. While the eruption lasted no one knew if the island would ever be populated again.

Eldheimar

Eldheimar

The exhibition focuses on the 1973 volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar, without a doubt one of Iceland´s biggest natural disaster. Visitors get a glim
Sagnheimar Folk Museum

Sagnheimar Folk Museum

Sagnheimar tells the unique story of Vestmannaeyjar. For example: The Turkish RaidOn July 16th, 1627, three ships arrived at the eastern shores of Hei
Einsi Kaldi

Einsi Kaldi

The restaurant Einsi Kaldi is located on the ground floor of Hotel Vestmannaeyjar. The house itself is a historic place, where a lot of establishments
Hotel Vestmannaeyjar

Hotel Vestmannaeyjar

Hótel Vestmannaeyjar allows guests to explore the Westman island’s breath-taking scenery while providing comfortable and relaxing accommodation The ho
Viking Tours

Viking Tours

Viking Tours is a growing coach company with a good fleet of various sizes of coaches. We can offer buses for 49 to 69 passengers along with luxury ca
SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary

SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary

Visit the world’s first beluga whale sanctuary and learn more about its first residents; Little White and Little Grey. Explore the Visitor Centre, ho
Volcano ATV

Volcano ATV

Volcano tour Come and enjoy with us in a 1 hour ATV tour around the Volcano in Vestmannaeyjar and experience the unique view the island and its surrou
Ribsafari

Ribsafari

Have a Blast in Westman Islands: Ribsafari offers fun and exciting entertainment in Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar). Sailing around the islands in a
Slippurinn

Slippurinn

Discover a culinary gem in the heart of Iceland's Vestmannaeyjar/Westman Islands at Slippurinn restaurant. Fast becoming one of Iceland's most renowne

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