An amazing phenomenon is visible to the visitors of this basalt cliff that rises on the coast of Heimaey island in Southern Iceland: an Elephant rock that is is dipping his trunk in the Atlantic ocean.
Heimaey literally means “Home Island” and is the land of 4,500 people. The island’s volcano, Eldfell, erupted in 1973, which resulted in the destruction of half the town. Today, Heimaey is the only island were people still live in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago.
The elephant rock that emerges from this island’s coast was formed from the volcanic basalt found everywhere on this island.