Eldfell erupting a rainbow

Eldfell erupting a rainbow

Eldfell suddenly arrived in spectacular fashion on the island of Heimaey on 23 January 1973, and caused quite some upheaval. After it finished its business on July 3 of that same year, it now lies dormant and watches over the island peacefully.

But occasionally it still erupts a rainbow <3

(and some northern lights too!)

Eldfell erupting a rainbow, Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar

The ‘twin’ volcanoes of Eldfell and Helgafell on Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar.

Rainbow extravaganza

Autumn brings some unstable & stormy weather, but also creates stunning natural light effects like these.

Rainbow over Heimaey harbour, Vestmannaeyjar

Rainbow over Heimaey harbour and the huge Eldfell lava fields.

At the start of the Goslok festival 2017, a cheerful rainbow also appeared over Eldfell and Vestmannaeyja town. Goslok is the yearly celebration of the end of the eruption. Timing couldn’t have been better 😉

Eldfell erupting a rainbow

You can read how to get to Vestmannaeyjar in this article.

(c) Nancy Claus – Wilderness Coffee & Natural High

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