From early 1963 to 1967 a series of volcanic eruptions occurred off the south coast of Iceland giving birth to one of the youngest islands in the region. Surtsey Island, named after the Norse fire god Surtur, it is one of the most filmed and researched islands on earth. Surtsey is giving scientists a unique and fascinating insight into how a new island develops and hence very few are allowed entry. Special permits are granted only for scientific research and all you can see is from south-west of Vestmannaeyjar Islands if the weather is right.

And did you know that we have curated a trip all around Iceland for an experience that combines nature, adventure, and culture? Explore this island of fire and ice when you go Beyonder to Iceland.