Hotel Eyjar

Bárustígur 2 , Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island, Westmann Islands, 900, Iceland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Vestmannaeyjar

Day 2 travelling south

A travel blog entry by suewarmington

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... metal painted in a range of colours. Most of the last part of the journey was on Route 1 the main road that travels around the south of the island. It was a easy road to drive on, not as rough as the tracks up amongst the volcanoes...the only thing that hampered our journey at one stage was about 30 horses being herded along the road by 6 riders, we slowed to a crawl as the horses had a tendency to cross from one side to the other wherever the grass looked juicier... ...

Heimaey, Iceland

A travel blog entry by thewrens

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... real. The boy then gave Toby, the Puffin, to me to hold. Toby is a juvenile, about two years old and so his colors are not yet as vibrant as an adult Puffin. In about another year, the yellow part of his bill will turn orange. These Atlantic Puffins are found in the North Atlantic Ocean mainly in the British Isles, Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland. In every port of this trip, all the souvenir shops have had tons of puffin ...

Visiting the Westman Islands

A travel blog entry by chalmersfamily

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... had been swallowed up by the lava, but luckily there were no casualties. We were able to visit the area where they have set up a modern archeological dig, aiming to excavate up to 10 of the homes which are still buried in the ash. The views from the side of the volcano’s crater, Eldfell, were stunning as you could clearly see where the lava stopped.

At the site they had ...

Vestmannaeyjar

A travel blog entry by cuplogals

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... and turning almost on its side at some points. We saw beautiful geologic formations (caves, rocks shaped like elephant heads, etc.), hundreds of puffins, and one adorable seal! Though it was only one hour, I think it's safe to say that the ride was the highlight of the islands (and maybe all of Iceland). That night, we took a long walk around the island and Alana and Eloise enjoyed some horseback riding (Icelandic horses are apparently a very big deal- they have five gaits whereas ...

To Heimaey - Day 20

A travel blog entry by sydandval

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... shared central heating system for the town. After the 1973 eruption which destroyed 30% of the town, it was decided to build a system to extract heat from the lava and pipe hot water to houses in the town rather that each house having its own heating system. Unfortunatly they did not seem to realise that the lava would eventually cool down and not be able to heat the water (it was also expensive to move the heat extraction to other parts of the lava field as each part cooled). ...

Location

This hotel, located on Bárustígur 2 , Vestmannaeyjar, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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