Flakkarinn, the Wanderer, is large lava boulder that was formed in the 1973 eruption

This unique wonder of nature is situated on the new lava.

The eruption began in January but Flakkarinn was formed when a large explosion took place in the main crater in the beginning of March.

A large lava boulder separated from the volcanic cone and this massive boulder floated on the surface of the lave run, travelling 200 metres a day. This is where Flakkarinn, The Wanderer, gets its name from. There were concerns that the Flakkarinn would end its journey in the harbour and then blocking it. Thanks to lava cooling, it came to a halt by Kornhóll, after splitting into two blocks of lava.

Today, the Flakkarinn offers a great spot to enjoy the birdlife and an extraordinary view.