Sights in Vestmannaeyjar
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The Aquarium & Natural History Museum has an interesting collection of stuffed birds and animals, plus fish tanks of hideous Icelandic fish and a live video link to a puffin colony. The museum acts as a hospital for puffin chicks.
Four hundred buildings lie buried under the 1973 lava. On the edge of the flow is an eerie graveyard where beloved homes rest in peace. ‘Pompei of the North’ is a modern ‘archaeological’ excavation in which 10 houses are being dug up. So far, the crumpled concrete remains of four houses have been unearthed along what was formerly Suðurvegur.