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To the south of Iceland are islands called Westman Islands.to the south ofFyrir sunnan IcelandÍsland areeru islandseyjar whichsem are calledheita Westman IslandsVestmannaeyjar. It is possible to get there either by boat or plane.itÞað iser possiblehægt to get (to a place)að komast to thereþangað eitherannaðhvort withmeð boatbáti oreða planeflugvél. Of course, it is much cheaper to go by boatitÞað iser of courseauðvitað muchmiklu cheaperódýrara to goað fara with, (by)með boatbáti, it only costs one thousand six hundred krona one way.itþað costskostar justbara oneeitt thousandþúsund andog six hundredsexhundruð kronakrónur one of the twoaðra wayleið.
Many people go to the Westman Islands to see the cute birds that live in the cliffs. manyMargir goefara totil Westman IslandsVestmannaeyja to, in order totil to look at, to observeað skoða the cutekrúttlegu the birdsfuglana whichsem livebúa iní the cliffs, the rocksklettunum. They are called puffins and there is a lot of them in the Westman Islands.theyÞeir are calledheita puffinslundar (puffins) andog itþað iser verymjög muchmikið ofaf themþeim iní Westman IslandsVestmannaeyjum.
In 1973 there was a big volcanic eruption in the Westman Islands. in the yearÁrið 1973 happenedvarð largestórt volcanic eruptioneldgos iní Westman IslandsVestmannaeyjum. Half of the houses were covered by volcanic ash.“Half of all houses went under ash.”halfHelmingur of allallra houseshúsa wentfór underundir volcanic ashösku (ash). But the town was rebuilt and now four thousand people live in the Westman Islands.butEn the townbærinn wasvar rebuiltendurbyggður andog nownú livebúa four thousandfjögur þúsund peoplemanns iní Westman IslandsVestmannaeyjum.
- Video of a teenager doing a characteristic Vestmannaeyjar activity known as “sprang”. “Sprang” is mainly done by children and teenagers and consists of swinging from a long rope that’s hanging off a cliff.
- Documentary about the volcanic eruption (from 1993; in Icelandic)