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

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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 Valahnj˙kur 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 Valahnj˙kur. 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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