20. 07. 2013.

UNESCO - Surtsey, Iceland


Surtsey, a volcanic island approximately 32 km from the south coast of Iceland, is a new island formed by volcanic eruptions that took place from 1963 to 1967. It is all the more outstanding for having been protected since its birth, providing the world with a pristine natural laboratory. Free from human interference, Surtsey has been producing unique long-term information on the colonisation process of new land by plant and animal life.
The stamp shows the Snæfellsnes, a peninsula in western Iceland named Iceland in Miniature.

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