A hazy day in Heimaey


Last stop on our cruise with Le Soléal was Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the Vestmannaeyjar, or Westman Islands.

Last stop on our cruise with Le Soléal was Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the Vestmannaeyjar, or Westman Islands.

As always I was standing outside on the deck when we arrived. I couldn’t see anything as there was a thick fog hanging over the water. Suddenly a dark shade rose in front of me, together with a hellish twittering and a quite distinctive smell. Welcome to Heimaey, a quiet fishermen island, with less than 5,000 inhabitants and around 8,000 puffins in summer time. The latter were the ones we wanted to meet on our excursion; the fog did not facilitate our encounter. Guide and captain was an enthusiast Viking, who ended our trip through fog paradise with a saxophone concert in a cave.

Back ashore the challenge was to find a place to chill for a while, before continuing our journey. We found our heaven in Slippurinn. You can find little gems everywhere in the world. We were happy we found one that day in Heimaey.

Véronique

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