Random Facts About Natural Elephant Rock Heimaey Iceland – When you saw the featured image of this article, you’re probably in doubt if this insanely unique rock formation exist in earth. Well, just as this moment we’re telling you that it happened to be found in the country of Iceland.
With estimated 13.4 square kilometres land area, the Heimaey Island in Icelandic area is reported to be the largest and the most populated in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. The island has more than than 4,500 residents and a large part of the island is the Westman Island Golf Club and its airport.
To simply get to know more about this rock formation. Here we have gathered random facts about Natural Elephant Rock Heimaey Iceland for everyone’s information and reference. Hopefully you’ll find this post entertaining at the same worth sharing. Enjoy!
Random Facts About Natural Elephant Rock Heimaey Iceland Includes:
1. This unique and famous sight in Iceland was formed by volcanoes , looking like a giant elephant rising out from the sea.
2. A volcano on Heimaey named Eldfell erupted way back in January 23 1973, forcing more than 4,500 people to evacuated by fishing boats into near safe Island.
3. During the eruption, more than half of the town was crushed. But fortunately it increases the land area of Heimaey from 4.3 sq. mil (11.2km2) to 55.19 sq. mil (13.44km2).
- 5 Quick Facts About Kilauea Smiling Volcano That Went Viral Online
- 10 Mauritania Eye Of Africa Fast Facts
- 5 Belize Great Blue Hole Facts That’ll Probably Shock You
4. After the volcano calm down around the months of July 1973. Inhabitants from the island continuously pump cold water from the sea into the lava that was happened to destroy the harbor and livelihood of the people, until a huge rock with the shape of pachyderm slowly came out in the coast of the island.
5. Tourist from all over world flock to Heimaey also known as Home Island, just to witness this majestic rock formation made out of basalt rock and to see cute puffins in summer.
Featured Credits: Owners
Disclaimer. The photos used above are not ours. For DMCA removal simply shoot us an email using our Contact Page.
What do you think of our random facts about Natural Elephant Rock Heimaey Iceland? Make sure to put your comments below!
Latest posts by yolomoment (see all)
- 5 Interesting Facts About Belitung Island Indonesia - March 12, 2017
- These 6 New Zealand Travel Destination Photos Will Make You Want To Visit This Beautiful Country - March 12, 2017
- Iceland Blue Lagoon Travel Photos: These Magnificent Place Will Surely Be Added In Your Wanderlust List - March 3, 2017