The Westman Islands are a very interesting place. If you are lucky to go where a car ferry sails when the weather is good. The island is a very old fisherman's town and the people have a very special history. Once there was an eruption and all the inhabitants had to flee on their boats, and the town went under the ashes. Later they dug up the town. Once the Turks came with two warships and invaded the island. They killed a lot of people, but many people were able to flee to the cliffs, saving their lives. Turks robbed many women and children and sold into slavery. Later some could bauy freedom and come back.
The people on the island are very friendly and there lives also a special bird called 'Lundi' (Fratercula arctica) which was caught for food in the old days.
The first inhabitants of the island were slaves as wrecks from the Vikings. Later, fishermen moved there, providing good conditions for fishing.