Did you know....

  • That Westman Islands is the largest puffin colony in the world.
  • That the 18 hole championship golf course in Westman Islands is considered to be one of the 200 best in Europe.
  • That around 4100 inhabitants live on island Heimaey which is also the only island out of 15 where people live on.
  • That around 30 types of birds lay eggs in Westman Islands.
  • That Eldfell is the youngest (newest) volcano in the world.
  • That the golf course in Westman Islands is considered to be the best in Iceland and one of the hidden diamonds in the world of golf.
  • That, there is a saying; if you get lost in the Forrest in Iceland, just stand up J.
  • That the oldest puffin captured in Westman Islands was 38 years old.
  • That Westman Islands consist of around 15 islands and 30 skerry's.
  • That Surtsey is the youngest (newest) island in the world
  • That the killer whale Keiko (Free Willy star) lived in a special made pen located in Klettsvík in Westman Islands from 1998 until 2002.
  • That in Iceland you can drink one of the freshest and purest water in the world, straight from the tap.
  • That the whole island is air conditioned :)
  • That Westman Islands, lighthouse keeper Óskar J. Sigurðsson has tagged over 80.000 birds which is a world record.
  • That around 15.000 people participates in the yearly 4 day Festival (Þjóðhátíð).
  • That over 10.000.000 puffins live in Westman Islands
  • That Westman Islands are a true volcano world, with 3 volcano eruptions, first to mention is Helgafell or Holy mountain then Surtsey and last but not least the famous volcano Eldfell.
  • That Ásgeir Sigurvinsson former captain of Stuttgart and one of the best football player in Icelandic history is from Westman Islands
  • That the volcano eruption in 1973 lasted for around five months.
  • That when the Turkish invasion was in 1627 around 100 people hid in a cave to avoid being kidnapped, the cave is called Hundraðmannahellir.
  • That Óskar J. Sigurðsson Westman Islands lighthouse keeper got the "2007 Environmental Hero Award" from the National Oceanix and Atmospheric Administration.
  • That Westman Islands is the only place in Iceland where the seabird Manx Shearwater (Puffinus Puffinus) lays his eggs.
  • That the highest mountain in Westman Islands, Heimaklettur is 283m high.
  • That there is a street in Westman Islands named after the King of Denmark in 1930, the street is called Hilmisgata (Hilmir means King).
  • That in Westman Islands you can find the Elephant Rock that is a naturally erupted