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Elephant Rock – A Natural Sculptures in Iceland
If you want to see something really wonderful, then Elephant rock is an ideal place for you. This rock is truly one of the most amazing natural sculptures on mother earth. The Elephant Rock is a natural rock formation found on the island of Heimaey (meaning Home Island) in Iceland’s Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. Heimaey is the most inhabited island in Iceland with 4,500 residents in an area of 5.2 square miles.
The beautiful Heimaey is actually home to Eldfell (which Means “Mountain of Fire”). This 660-foot-high volcano has spewed lava on numerous occasions, leading many to believe it is the cause of the Elephant Rock. The Island has a scenario such as this could have been the cause of the huge rock that happened to be shaped just like an elephant. What a glorious mother sculpture. I guess you won’t believe this wonder of nature, but this is real rock, not Photoshop.
Besides the amazing Elephant Rock, you might see Keiko, the whale from the Free Willy films as this was where he was actually set free, and also summer is when the island becomes populated by millions and millions of adorable puffins! If you’re planning to visit Iceland, then Elephant Rock is a must place to see.
Another strange rock formation just like an elephant located in Sardinia Italy describes as a peculiarity due to its resemblance to the trunked animal. The beautiful puffins can also be seen on the rock in the month of Aug, and Sep even in the nearby town.