Westman Islands


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Westman Islands:

see VestmannaeyjarVestmannaeyjar
, group of 15 small islands, c.10 mi (16 km) S of Iceland. In English they are known as the Westman Islands. The largest and most populous is Heimaey [home island].
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The game kicked off, and a loud cheer went up around the bar, the whole country pulling for "our boys." Iceland's coach, Heimir Hallgrimsson, is, like Sigga and her mother, Inga, from the Westman Islands.
Winds whistle like bullies at the top of the Storhofoi mountain, towering above the town of Vestmannaeyjar, the Westman Islands' capital and only settlement, with the reputation of Europe's windiest place.
The transport minister plans to send an evaluation to the EU of the real risk of terrorism at the domestic airports of Iceland, such as Isafjordur, Hofn and the Westman Islands, in the hope that these airports will be exempted, reports the Icelandic newspaper Iceland Review.
Home for the Icelandic side is slap in the middle of two volcanoes on the Westman Islands where they haven't lost for THREE YEARS.
Police in Eskifjordur, the east Iceland town that vied unsuccessfully with the Westman Islands to host Keiko, questioned a man about the earlier threats on Tuesday.
Some of the stories are first-person narratives that sound close to reality: for instance, the account of an invitation a scholar who has given a talk about the Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun in the "Norse House" in Reykjavik receives to deliver the same lecture in the Westman Islands off the southwestern coast of Iceland.
Hekla volcano to the north, mountains and glaciers towards the east and the Westman Islands to the south.
15 ICELAND is home to the youngest place on earth - Surtsey in the Westman Islands. It burst from the North Atlantic in a dramatic ocean eruption in 1963 and was named a UNESCO world heritage site just last year.
Air Iceland is to cease flying to the Westman Islands and Hofn, east Iceland.
Pending US Air Force approval, Keiko will take off on September 9 from Newport, Oregon, for the Westman Islands in Iceland, where a specially built floating pen is waiting for him.