This 'recently' erupted volcano is one of the latest additions to Iceland. Without much warning it suddenly erupted in January 1973, rising up to 200 meters above sea level where it stands today. At the top you'll get an amazing panoramic view of Vestmannaeyjar and Iceland itself.
You can walk here from the ferry, or take the car and start at one of the parking lot. There is a parking lot on the east side of Eldfell, and another road takes you further up from the north. Walking up can take anywhere between 20 minutes up 1.5 hours, depending on where you start. If you didn't take a car tot he island then it could take around 2 hours to walk all the way from the harbour to the top of Eldfell. It's worth it!