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Many tourist guides report Heimaey as one of the must-see attractions in Iceland. To be honest, I think there are many more interesting places to visit in this wonderful nation, but in case it happens you decide to spend sometimes in Heimaey, you'll find two main atractions.

First of all, a nice puffins colony Eldfell - the 1973 eruption in Heimaey: puffins colony. In Heimaey you can spot this funny birds from a short distance and you'll probably take some very nice pictures. Just remember that puffins flyes away more or less at the end of August.
The second element is the ascent to the Eldfell volcano. It is described as an impressive volcano, but it is now completely inactive, similar to the Silvestri craters on Mount Etna... not so impressive to be honest. By the way, we were led to Eldfell and rised to the peak, so let's describe this short walk.

The path starts from the Eldheimar volcanic museum Eldfell - the 1973 eruption in Heimaey: Eldheimar volcanic museum, an exhibit on the 1973 eruption that destroyed a big part of the Island; a house under lava and volcanic ash Eldfell - the 1973 eruption in Heimaey: house under lava and volcanic ash has been left here as it was after the eruption to remember us the power of the volcano. On the path you'll find also many volcanic bombs Eldfell - the 1973 eruption in Heimaey: volcanic bombs.

From the ascent it is possible to look at the Island both towards the harbour Eldfell - the 1973 eruption in Heimaey: the harbour and the sea panorama Eldfell - the 1973 eruption in Heimaey: the sea panorama. Many colors here create a nice landscape Eldfell - the 1973 eruption in Heimaey: colors here create a nice landscape: the black lava, the green of the grass, the red of the crater and the blue of the sky and sea creates this interesting puzzle.

All in all is a nice walk, but nothing you must see


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