Also known as Vestmannaeyjar is actually an archipelago, a chain of islands located in the south of Iceland. The place where I visited, Heimaey is the biggest island of all the islands and also the only one that is inhabited. Heimaey came to the centre of attention in year 1973 when one of the volcano mountain, Eldfell erupted forcing all the people there to move to the mainland. Currently with a population of over 4000 the island is a place that is quiet but eventful, if you are willing to explore. From bird watching to seeing whales, it is just a matter of being at the right place at the right time and also with a little bit of luck on your side. The best way to explore in Heimaey is by foot. At a size of 13.4 square kilometres, it is definitely possible to explore the entire island in a day if you do enjoy a long walk.
In the picture, the mountain on the left(seen with a crater) is Eldfell.