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Elliðaey island on the Vestmannaeyjar peninsula off southern Iceland. Three hundred years ago the island was home to five families who subsisted by fishing, hunting puffins and raising cattle.

By the 1930s, the last of their descendents left Elliðaey but a single cabin built in 1953 has been the subject of much speculation.

Not the home of Bjork or an eccentric hermit billionaire, as previously thought, it’s actually a sauna and shelter owned by modern day puffin hunters.


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7 thoughts on “Solitude

  1. CousinJack

    Tasty, traditional food of north atlantic islands, I bet Peig won’t turn her nose up at roasted Puffin
    Pretty much need to be a millionaire to live in Iceland, and you actually have to be if your a foreign national seek resisency, great place highly recommend a visit

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