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Ofanleiti Destination Guide

Touring Ofanleiti in Iceland.

Ofanleiti in the region of South is located in Iceland - some 70 mi (or 112 km) South-East of Reykjavík, the country's capital city.

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Time in Ofanleiti is now 07:58 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Atlantic / Reykjavik" with an UTC offset of 0 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Sauðárkrókur, Akureyri, Selfoss, Reykjavík, Keflavík or Borgarnes. Being here already, consider visiting Vestmannaeyjar and Ofanleiti. We collected some hobby films in the internet. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Destructive Volcano eruption in Heimaey ...

02:18 min ( January 27, 2010 by Homovulcanicus)
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In the night of 23.January 1973 a tree kilometer long fissure opend on Heimaey island, witch belongs to the Vestmannaeyjar islands (Icland). The eruption not only caused evacuation of the island, it a...

Volcanic Eruption 1973 in Heimaey Icela...

02:54 min ( August 01, 2008 by KristjanKristjansson)
Views: 12,255 - Rating: 5/5

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Iceland Part 1: Mom There's a Volcano i...

02:37 min ( May 26, 2007 by schreinervideo)
Views: 39,415 - Rating: 4.61765/5

Video blogger Ken Schreiner begins his latest adventure in Iceland with a visit to the Westman Islands- site of a devastating 1973 eruption, remarkable recovery and an extraordinary relationship with ...

Volcanic Eruption 1973 in Heimaey Icela...

01:46 min ( August 01, 2008 by KristjanKristjansson)
Views: 19,845 - Rating: 4.28571/5

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Interesting facts about this location


Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) is a town and archipelago off the south coast of Iceland. The largest island, Heimaey, has a population of 4,135. The other islands are uninhabited, though six have single hunting cabins. Vestmannaeyjar came to international attention in 1973 with the eruption of Eldfell volcano, which destroyed many buildings, and forced a months-long evacuation of the entire population to mainland Iceland.

More reading: Vestmannaeyjar homepage
Located at 63.42, -20.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Municipalities of Iceland, Populated places in Iceland, Vestmannaeyjar


Heimaey, literally Home Island, is an Icelandic island. At a size of 13.4 square kilometres, it is the largest island in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago, and the largest and most populated island off the Icelandic coast. Heimaey lies approximately 4 nautical miles off the south coast of Iceland. It is the only populated island of the Vestmannaeyjar islands, with a population of approximately 4,500.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 63.42, -20.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.


Hásteinsvöllur is a multi-use stadium in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 2,834.
Beginning January 2012, ÍBV announced its plans for additional seats for 700 attendees. At the announcement, the estimated completion time had these ready for the first game of the summer of 2012 against Breiðablik. The estimated cost of the additional booth is 40 million ISK (315.000 USD).

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 63.42, -20.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Football venues in Iceland, Íþróttabandalag Vestmannaeyja

Framhaldsskólinn í Vestmannaeyjum

Framhaldsskólinn í Vestmannaeyjum, the comprehensive secondary school of Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland, was founded 1979 when the mechanical engineering, common trades (is. iðnskóli) and the higher education department of the secondary school merged into one. Then in 1997, it also took over the school of maritime navigation.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 63.42, -20.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1979 establishments in Iceland, Education in Iceland, Educational institutions established in 1979, Schools in Iceland

Heimaey stave church

Heimaey stave church is situated at Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. The church was completed on 30 July 2000 and was a present from Norway to Iceland as a gift for the millennium anniversary of the first church built in Iceland by Olav Tryggvason in 1000. The first church known on Iceland was a post church and not a stave church, and it was built in the north in the harbour by Hjalte and Gissur, two of Olav Tryggvason’s men.

More reading: Heimaey stave church homepage
Located at 63.42, -20.29 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:20th-century church buildings, Churches in Iceland, Religious buildings completed in 2000, Replica of stave churches