Vestmannaeyjar - the younger formations and recent lava


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The new mountain of Eldfell (1973) to the left and the older (5000 yrs) Helgafell. Eldfell has been reduced in height due to wind erosion of the loose ash, with the result that it is now lower than Helgafell. Centre picture shows an excavated farm on Heimaey where research suggests that the Settlement of Iceland may be at least two centuries earlier than supposed
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Short tour of Eldfell, the new mountain from 1973

Short tour of the new lava from 1973

Vestmannaeyjar (pages under construction) - from the Nordic Volcanological Research Institute - some brief eruption statistics and a very good image.