In Iceland, the elephant rocks

If elephants ever get extinct we´ll always have this likeness in Iceland. PiC Diego Delso

If elephants ever get extinct we´ll always have this likeness in Iceland. PiC Diego Delso

As so often before it takes foreign peoples relaxing on holiday to point out some natural treasure in your own back-yard. One you´ve never given a second thought.

That is certainly the case with the now-famous elephant rock in Iceland but that particular rock has made quite a few waves on social media for the last couple of years.

The head belongs to Heimaey

Admittedly, one can rather easily spot shapes and forms in faces of rocks and cliffs the world over but this is indeed a rather pretty likeness of the head of an elephant.

The head belongs to Heimaey island, the largest one of the Westman Islands off the South coast of Iceland. That volcanic island is full of such shapes but to get up close and personal one needs to board a tourist boat. A handful of locals offer boat trips around Heimaey and other neighboring islands during most of the year.

And that, our dear reader, is how you happen upon the Elephant, but also get access to some wonderful caves only accessible by sea. Rather a good way to spend a few hours if you ask us.

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