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!)
Autumn brings some unstable & stormy weather, but it also creates stunning natural light effects like these.
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 😉
You can read how to get to Vestmannaeyjar in this article.
(c) Nancy Claus – Wilderness Coffee & Natural High
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