Lava Rock from Heimaey - Vestmannaeyjar Volcanic Eruption 1973

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In January 1973 a large eruption happened on the Island of Heimaey – Vestmannaeyjar. Because of bad weather the days before the eruption many of the islands shipping fleet lay in harbor and could ferry the people of Vestmannaeyjar over to the mainland. Many stayed behind to help with the rescue work and many people from the mainland went over to help with the evacuation and also the try to steer the lava away from the harbor and the center of the town. They tried using water to cool the lava which had never been attempted on this scale before. The bottle has lava rock from the volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar in 1973. It comes in a Red Icelandic Gift Box.

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