Surtsey

In Eldheimar is also the Surtsey exhibition with all available information about this unique island.

Surtsey was formed in a submarine volcanic eruption in 1963-1967 and became the longest continous volcanic eruption in Iceland’s history. Surtsey was declared a nature reserve in 1965, while volcanic activity was still in progress.

In July 2008 Surtsey was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for its protection and for providing a unique scientific record of the process of colonization of land by plants, animals and marine organisms.