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.

Location, GPS coordinates: 63.3023 N 20.6033 W
Categories: Volcanoes
Values: Geology, Visual
Rating: 4 out of 10 stars
Where is located? Europe, Iceland, Suðurland, southernmost of Vestmannaeyjar archipelago islands
Height: 155 m
Surtsey, eruption in 1963
Surtsey, eruption in 1963. / Howell Williams, NOAA, Wikimedia Commons / public domain

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