Stórhöfði, or Grand Cape, is infamous for its treacherous weather with some of Europe’s strongest winds

Calm days each year are but a few. The weather station at Stórhöfði sits in 112 metres above sea level and is open to winds from all directions.

In the summertime Stórhöfði is extremely rich of birdlife and in this southernmost part of Heimaey, visitors can enjoy observing puffins and other seabirds from a bird hide.