The Nature

Vestmannaeyjar are an archipelago of 15 islands and about 30 skerries which contain natural sights as stunning as it they are varied. Formed by eruptions over the past 10‘000 of years its volcanic system consists of dozens of volcanoes both above and below sea, including Surtsey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This backdrop makes for a spectacular scenery of outstanding landscapes made of lava, basalt columns  and the greenest of grasses. The seascapes are just as beautiful, presenting unspoilt sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and picturesque coves and grottos that have been scooped out by the thundering sea. Needless to say these islands make for an unrivalled place for bird watching, as all of Iceland‘s seabirds can be found here.