Contest #149 answer: Surtsey, Iceland

Surtsey was created during a volcanic eruption which lasted from 1963 to 1967. In 2008 it was admitted to the UNESCO World Heritage List.


There is no human activity on the island, only a small number of scientists are allowed to enter and a lighthouse, a small hut and a webcam are the only signs of human activity.


Those who witnessed the birth of this island:

  • Paul Franson
  • David Kozina
  • Andy Murdock
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • hhgygy
  • Taliesin
  • BroderUlf
  • Michael Kennedy
  • Max_Power