Heimaey

Heimaey, IcelandVestman Islands
Heimaey, literally Home Island, is an Icelandic island.wikipedia
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Vestmannaeyjar

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At 13.4 km2, it is the largest island in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago, and the largest and most populated island off the Icelandic coast.
The largest island, Heimaey, has a population of 4,135, most of whom live in the archipelago's main town, Vestmannaeyjabær.

Eldfell

In January 1973, lava flow from nearby Eldfell destroyed half the town and threatened to close its harbour, its main income source.
Eldfell is a volcanic cone just over 200 m high on the Icelandic island of Heimaey.

Vestmannaeyjar Airport

Vestmannaeyjar
The Vestmannaeyjar Airport and the Westman Islands Golf Club taken together cover a good portion of the island.
Vestmannaeyjar Airport (Vestmannaeyjaflugvöllur) is a two-runway airport on the island of Heimaey, in Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), a small archipelago off the south coast of Iceland.

Westman Islands Golf Club

The Vestmannaeyjar Airport and the Westman Islands Golf Club taken together cover a good portion of the island.
The Westman Island Golf Club is a golf club located on the Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar in Icelandic), on the island of Heimaey off the southern coast of Iceland.

The Control of Nature

The eruption is described by John McPhee in his book The Control of Nature.
The residents of Heimaey, Iceland saved their harbor by spraying water on the volcanic lava flow threatening to close it off.

Helgafell (volcano)

Helgafell
Helgafell is an inactive 227-metre-high volcanic cone located on the island of Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago in Iceland.

Keiko (killer whale)

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Nevertheless, the process of preparing Keiko for the wild began on September 9, 1998, when he was flown to Klettsvík, a bay on the island of Heimaey in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland.

Lava

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The fissures grew to 1600 m in length, and lava began to erupt.

Bruce McMillan

McMillan's most noted award winning children's book is Nights of the Pufflings (1995), set on the Icelandic island of Heimaey.

Nights of the Pufflings

Nights of the Pufflings is set to the Icelandic island of Heimaey.

Atlantic puffin

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Heimaey is home to around 4,500 people, and eight million puffins
A tradition exists on the Icelandic island of Heimaey for the children to rescue young puffins, a fact recorded in Bruce McMillan's photo-illustrated children's book Nights of the Pufflings (1995).

Iceland

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Heimaey, literally Home Island, is an Icelandic island. The Landnáma tells that after Ingólfur Arnarson, the first settler in Iceland, spent a winter at Ingólfshöfði, he released his Öndvegissúlur (chief's pillars) into the water and followed them west.

Landnámabók

LandnámaBook of SettlementBook of Settlements
The Landnáma tells that after Ingólfur Arnarson, the first settler in Iceland, spent a winter at Ingólfshöfði, he released his Öndvegissúlur (chief's pillars) into the water and followed them west.

Ingólfr Arnarson

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The Landnáma tells that after Ingólfur Arnarson, the first settler in Iceland, spent a winter at Ingólfshöfði, he released his Öndvegissúlur (chief's pillars) into the water and followed them west.

Ingólfshöfði

The Landnáma tells that after Ingólfur Arnarson, the first settler in Iceland, spent a winter at Ingólfshöfði, he released his Öndvegissúlur (chief's pillars) into the water and followed them west.

Öndvegissúlur

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The Landnáma tells that after Ingólfur Arnarson, the first settler in Iceland, spent a winter at Ingólfshöfði, he released his Öndvegissúlur (chief's pillars) into the water and followed them west.

Hjörleifr Hróðmarsson

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Where they came ashore, the Viking who followed it would build his farm.) At Hjörleifshöfði, Ingólfur found that his brother/close friend Hjörleifr Hróðmarsson was dead and his slaves were missing.

Ireland

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Abducted from the north of Ireland, the slaves were called westmen (Vestmenn), as before discovering Iceland, Ireland was the most western part of the world known to northern Europeans then (c.

Northern Europe

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Abducted from the north of Ireland, the slaves were called westmen (Vestmenn), as before discovering Iceland, Ireland was the most western part of the world known to northern Europeans then (c.

Gaels

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For example, he named "Dufþekja", an area on Heimaklettur, Heimaey's highest hill (283 m), after the slave Dufþakur (the Icelandic version of the Gaelic 'Dubhthach,' Anglicized as 'Duffy') who was said to have thrown himself off Heimaklettur at that point, preferring to take his own life than to let Ingólfur take it.

Archaeology

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The archaeological excavation in 1971 of ancient ruins in Herjólfsdalur revealed that there had been settlement nearly 100 years earlier.

Ottoman Empire

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In 1627, three Arab pirate ships from the Ottoman-controlled Barbary Coast raided several towns on the south coast of Iceland and outlying islands.

Barbary Coast

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In 1627, three Arab pirate ships from the Ottoman-controlled Barbary Coast raided several towns on the south coast of Iceland and outlying islands.

Turkish Abductions

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In 1627, three Arab pirate ships from the Ottoman-controlled Barbary Coast raided several towns on the south coast of Iceland and outlying islands.

Grindavík

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They attacked Grindavík and Heimaey.