Vestmannaeyjar

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in the group and the only inhabited one, also contains some material from the Pleistocene era. The most prominent feature on Heimaey before 1973 was Helgafell (Helgafell (volcano)), a 200 metre (650 ft) high volcanic cone formed in an eruption about 5,000 years ago. list1 Akrahreppur • Akranes • Akureyri • Álftanes • Árborg • Árneshreppur • Ásahreppur • Bæjarhreppur • Bláskógabyggð • Blönduós • Bolungarvík


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festivities. '''The puffling time''' thumb 250 px Puffling (Image:Lundeunge.jpg) An annual event, unique to the Westman Islands and a particular favorite time of year for the children. It is impossible to put a more precise date to it than ''early to mid-August'', as it is determined by the pufflings themselves. Leaving their cliff nests, they fly into town attracted by the electric lights and discover a harder and considerably more complicated world than they have been used to. Everywhere, however, saviours are waiting: The local children, armed with their cardboard boxes, prepared and ready to gather the lost and totally bewildered pufflings, rescue them and take them down to the shore to release them into the sea. In recent years whole families have visited Heimaey to take part in the puffling adventure, a unique event, full of joy. Buy Eat Drink Sleep Go next Surtsey island 250px thumbnail Surtsey (File:Surstey Island2.jpg) WikiPedia:Vestmannaeyjar Dmoz:Regional Europe Iceland Localities Vestmannaeyjar Commons:Category:Vestmannaeyjar


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and Sunday, emphasising seamanship connected sports as well as various entertainment for the general public. '''17th June''' Iceland´s national holiday. This day was for a long time not given as prominent a place in Vestmannaeyjar as on the mainland. The reason presumably was their own national holiday in August, a considerably more important event in islanders' minds. During recent years, however, Iceland's national holiday has been shown the respect it is due with a parade and outdoor


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as visitors. Two companies offer one hour to five hour long trips. '''See the Volcano film.''' Annual social events '''Þjóðhátíð, Vestmannaeyjar's national festival''' ''The Festival'', as it is simply called, is unquestionably the best known festival in Iceland, attracting the greatest number of mainland visitors. Held in Herjólfsdalur on the first weekend in August, it is a 3-4 day outdoor festival where having a good time is everyone's easily fulfilled aim. The whole weekend


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, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. The new island was named after ''Surtr'', a fire ''jötunn'' or giant from Norse mythology. It was intensively studied by volcanologists (Volcanology) during its eruption


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the Younger Murat Reis (Jan Janszoon) is said to have taken 400 prisoners; 242 of the captives later were sold into slavery on the Barbary Coast. The pirates took only young people and those in good physical condition. All those offering resistance were killed, and the old people were gathered into a church which was set on fire. Among those captured was Ólafur Egilsson, who was ransomed the next year and, upon returning to Iceland, wrote a slave narrative about his experience


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, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. The new island was named after ''Surtr'', a fire ''jötunn'' or giant from Norse mythology. It was intensively studied by volcanologists (Volcanology) during its eruption


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to. Everywhere, however, saviours are waiting: The local children, armed with their cardboard boxes, prepared and ready to gather the lost and totally bewildered pufflings, rescue them and take them down to the shore to release them into the sea. In recent years whole families have visited Heimaey to take part in the puffling adventure, a unique event, full of joy. Buy Eat Drink Sleep Go next Surtsey island 250px thumbnail Surtsey (File:Surstey Island2.jpg) WikiPedia:Vestmannaeyjar Dmoz:Regional Europe Iceland Localities Vestmannaeyjar Commons:Category:Vestmannaeyjar


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blank_info blank1_name blank1_info website , sometimes anglicized as ''Westman Islands'') is a town and archipelago off the south coast of Iceland.

by eruptions over the past 10,000–12,000 years. The volcanic system consists of 70–80 volcanoes both above and below the sea. ) *Elliðaey (

0.45 km2 sqmi disp x ; ) *Bjarnarey ( ) *the islands Hani, Hæna


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Sigma Force novel, ''The Devil Colony'' (2011). *The islands feature as the primary location in Yrsa Sigurðardóttir's novel ''Ashes to Dust'', which uses the 1973 eruption of Eldfell as a key element in the plot. See also *Geography of Iceland *Glaciers of Iceland *Iceland plume * List of lakes of Iceland

Vestmannaeyjar

'''Vestmannaeyjar''' (

The largest island, Heimaey, has a population of 4,135. The other islands are uninhabited, although six have single hunting cabins. Vestmannaeyjar came to international attention in 1973 with the eruption of Eldfell volcano, which destroyed many buildings and forced a months-long evacuation of the entire population to mainland Iceland. Approximately one fifth of the town was destroyed before the lava flow was halted by application of 6.8 billion litres of cold sea water.

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