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"Beautiful lava formations and Eldey island" Reykjanes Things to Do Tip by Regina1965

Reykjanes Things to Do: 59 reviews and 196 photos

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  • Eldey island in the distance - Reykjanes
      Eldey island in the distance
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  • Lava beaches. - Reykjanes
      Lava beaches.
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  • Karl. - Reykjanes
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  • Eldey island in the distance. - Reykjanes
      Eldey island in the distance.
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There are beautiful rock formations by Valahnjúkur and the shore there is rocky and black lava has flown all the way to the ocean, quite amazing.

Just outside the shore there is a pillar of rock called Karl - 51 m high.

Fourteen km off the shore there is Eldey island, home to one of the largest gannet colonies in the world - 16.000 pairs nest here. You will see it in the distance from the shore by Valahnjúkur. It is 77 m high. The island is reserved and it is forbidden to visit it without a permit from the government ;)

In Eldey island the last great auks in the world were killed in 1844 :( Here is a webcam from Eldey island.

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  • Updated Mar 21, 2015
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  • sheriK9's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2016 at 5:08 AM

    loved these photos and the webcam! a million thanks! we are getting so excited to visit this area next month. so different from our beach here in florida.

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      Mar 8, 2016 at 6:52 AM

      Lovely, have a fantastic time in Iceland! Get back to me if you need any additional help :)


“Bon Voyage :)”

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