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Heimaey
Heimaey

Heimaey

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Heimaey is the only inhabited islands in the Westman Islands - a chain of island's off the south coast that were all formed from underwater volcanic eruptions. Heimaey island was also the site of a massive volcanic eruption in the 1970s that covered everything in thick lava and all but completely destroyed the island. The island is surrounded by dramatic sea cliffs that make it a great place to view puffins and other sea birds, especially during the summer months. You can get here by domestic flights from Reykjavik Domestic Airport, or - if you rent a car - take a ferry that departs regularly from Landeyjahöfn on the south coast.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

One of the highlights of my trip to Iceland. Was a beautiful day and the tour I took turned out to be fun and interesting. A must is to hike up Eldfell volcano which is easier than it looks. Once at the top there is a beautiful view of the island and the town of Vestmannaeyjar below. Also probably one of the best places in Iceland for puffin sightings!

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Madrid, Spain
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Esta isla, situada en el sur de Islandia, es perfecta para ir a pasar el día y recorrer la zona costera en busca de pájaros. Es bastante pequeña por lo que en un día hay tiempo de sobra para recorrerla.

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Centennial, Colorado, USA
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