In the south of Iceland are The stunning Westman Islands, that lie there with the deep blue ocean around them and the beautiful and magnetic mountains rising up on the horizon. The islands are an archipelago of 15 islands and about 30 skerries and lie on the mid -Atlantic ridge. The islands are formed by eruptions over the past, where the oldest part is 40.000 years old, and its volcano system consists of dozens of volcanoes both above and below the sea. The main island is biggest and is the only inhabited island although six smaller islands around have single hunting cabins. Westman Islands came to international attention in 1973 when an eruption on the island destroyed many buildings and forced the people to evacuate the island for months.