Eldfell

Eldfell (Hill of Fire or the Fire mountain) is a volcanic cone created by the surprising eruption on January 12, 1973.

The eruption and the newborn lava field made the Heimaey Island 2.4 square kilometers larger than it used to be before the eruption!

To learn more about the Eldfell eruption, do not hesitate to visit a really good museum and exhibition in The Eldheimar Museum.

Actually, for most inhabitants and many Icelanders, the eruption was a life changing event.

 

How to find and get to Eldfell:

Eldfell is on Heimaey island. Quite close to the harbor and you can climb it within an hour.

GPS coordinates of Eldfell: 63.432506, -20.248393 Take me there!

Photos of Eldfell:

Eldfell as seen from Helgafell
Heimaey from Eldfell
a ferry arriving in Heimaey
Eldfell

The Nearest Places

The Nearest Craters

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