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

The eruption and the newborn lava field made the Heimaey island 2,4 square kilometer larger than it used to be before the eruption!

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

Actually for most inhabitants and many Icelanders it is the ‘Before and after the eruprtion’.


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 the Eldfell: 63.432506, -20.248393 Take me there!

Photos of the Eldfell:

Eldfell as seen from Helgafell
Heimaey from Eldfell
ferry coming to Heimaey

The Nearest Places

The Nearest Craters

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