Eldheimar is a museum in Heimaey focused on the history of volcanic eruptions in Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands). It is built around the remains of one of the homes that was ruined by the eruption of Eldfell in 1973. Archaeologists have been uncovering what remained of the buildings, giving the island the nickname "Pompeii of the North", and the results of their discoveries can be found in Eldheimar. It is well worth a visit to learn more about the formation of the Westman Islands and how the eruptions have shaped the physical landscape and the community. The eruption of 1963 that created the island Surtsey is particularly interesting, as scientists have been using it to learn about how life develops on such a new volcanic islands, which can help us unlock the history of volcanic islands such as Vestmannaeyjar. The exhibition at Eldheimar gives more detailed information of the studies so far.