5Surtsey Island – Iceland

Surtsey is a volcanic island located in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago off the southern coast of Iceland.

It was formed due to a volcanic eruption, which occurred below sea level on 14 November 1963. The eruption lasted until 5 June 1967, when the island reached its maximum size of 2.7 km2. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!