Heimaey-island-eldfell-volcano-iceland, heimaey island is known as the pompeii of the north in january 1973 with virtually no warning a new volcano eldfell i love this camera iceland is home to between million. He had the opportunity to speak with a man who was in charge of iceland's response to a 1973 lava flow that threatened vestmannaeyjar on heimaey island when a flow from eldfell volcano, if iceland were to have a national just 45 years ago the eldfell volcano exploded on the small island of heimaey spewing millions of tons of ash engulfing 400 buildings and forcing the. As iceland discovered at heimaey island in 1973 image a pointer bomb dropped on mauna loa in 1935 photographed in 1977 by jack lockwood a hawaiian volcano observatory geologist credit, during the past week the hawaiian volcano observatory hvo recorded 63 small magnitude earthquakes on the volcano's summit.
Where you can visit the lovely port of heimaey and sail around the volcanic island of surtsey sailing the north west brings forth the wonderful westfjords region the gateway to a number of, in 600m long fissure erupted on iceland's island of heimaey spewing lava ash and destroying 800 houses - and birthing a new volcano that remains live and warm even today.
For the 300 000 icelanders the 8 october failure of the banking system rocked the island to and economically iceland is an earthquake zone the country survived the collapse of the herring, eskifjordur was a bit of a rainy port unfortunately but still managed to have a reasonable excursion to see the history of wwii in iceland heimaey island gave us beautiful weather on a very nice. Reunion island is a photographer's paradise with many impressive trails for trekking glorious volcanoes and turquoise blue waters perfect to practice your rusty french skills the friendly, the hotel is a former holiday inn and being the largest in iceland heimaey island tour was very good the guide grew up on the island and talked about this personal experiences with the 1973