Volcanoes

Volcanoes

Iceland is one of the most volcanic places on earth having 150-200 volcanoes on Iceland. 22 out of these volcanoes are active and 13 have erupted since the vikings settled here in 874. You could easily say that volcanoes are all around you in Iceland and it is fact. 99% of Iceland´s surface is made up of volcanic rocks. The latest formation of volcanic island is in Iceland. In November 1963 eruption at a depth of 130 meters below sea level reached the surface to create the island of Surtsey, near the Westman Islands. Surtsey has been incredibly valuable to scientists observing how life comes to settle a new piece of land. For this purpose, it was immediately given protection by law, so only scientists can travel there, and only if they have a good reason. Surtsey is one of the very youngest islands in the world and also the southernmost point of Iceland.

If you want to visit Katla, a large volcano in southern Iceland you can go on this tour.