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Surtsey

Surtsey from air
Surtsey from air. / Bruce McAdam, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0

WorldBlue  In short

New volcanic island, which raised from the ocean in 1963 – 1967. The island is pristine and serves as a natural laboratory where the colonization process of plant and animal life is researched. The area of the island is decreasing.

5.3 out of 10 stars 52.8%

GPS coordinates
63.3023 N 20.6033 W
Location, address
Europe, Iceland, Suðurland, southernmost of Vestmannaeyjar archipelago islands
Height
155 m

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