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Volcanic destruction and creation in the Westman Islands

January 17th was our first day on Heimaey in Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands).  One of the strongest tourism attractions to this island is the puffin colonies in the summer. However, this island is much more than simply that; in 1973, the Eldfell volcano erupted, lasting about 6 months until the lava cooled and the dust settled. […]