El Hierro Landscape

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El Hierro

Impassable cliff-lined shores and a far-flung Atlantic location make the Unesco Geopark island of El Hierro remote in every sense – which is exactly what is so alluring about the Canaries' second-smallest isle. El Hierro was even considered the end of the world until Columbus sailed off to the Americas from here in 1492.


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Tourist hiking through laurisilva forest on El Hierro, Canary Islands


El Hierro, the little-explored Canary Island that breaks all the stereotypes

Feb 18, 2022 • 6 min read