Today marks the 55th anniversary of the Surtsey eruption which formed Iceland’s newest island in 1963.
Þjóðhátíð is the largest festival taking place over Merchant’s Weekend, with an estimated 15,000 people present at the height of festivities.
Yesterday marked the 45th anniversary since the volcanic eruption on Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) archipelago.
For the first time since orca, and Free Willy star, Keiko lived there, the Westman Islands are now welcoming new whales into their folds.
The Herjólfur ferry was this morning evacuated following the receipt of a message saying there was a bomb on board.
Atlantsflug begins regular flights tomorrow between the Vestmannaeyjar islands and Bakki Airport in South Iceland.
Surtsey Island was formed in an eruption below sea-level. The Surtsey eruption is among the longest eruptions to have occurred in Iceland in historical times.