Vestmannaeyjar

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Vestmannaeyjar

(ˌvɛstmænˈeɪjɑː)
n
(Placename) a group of islands off the S coast of Iceland: they include the island of Surtsey (emerged 1963) and the volcano Helgafell (erupted 1974). Pop: 4027 (2007). English names: Westmann Islands or Vestmann Islands
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Head to the Westmann Islands to see them, and look out for orcas and whales on the boat journey there.
There have been 21 eruptions in Iceland since 1963, but the only one to cause any damage took place in 1973 in the Westmann Islands and caused no casualties.
Bridge mania is rampant: there is also currently talk of bridges connecting India to Sri Lanka; Saaremaa to mainland Estonia; the Westmann Islands to 'mainland' Iceland; mainland China to renegade Taiwan, 150 km away (www.
But if the indications from the current keepers are correct and Keiko has indeed left behind his protective pen in Iceland's Westmann Islands, it will be a major victory for the professionals who rescued the giant mammal from sickness and near starvation in a Mexican amusement park, brought him to a specially built $7.
In August, an Earth Island observer, flying in a super-silent research helicopter, watched as Keiko swam into the open ocean more than ten miles from his rehabilitation site in the icy waters of Iceland's Westmann Islands.
THE American-built pen is in the Westmann Islands, off Iceland's south coast.
10 into a floating sea pen anchored near the Westmann Islands, six miles off Iceland's south coast.