Eruption on Heimaey: In the early hours of January 23rd 1973 the volcano, Eldfell, erupted on Heimaey and nearly the whole population of 5,300 had to immediately be evacuated to the mainland. That fateful night and following days are chronicled in an array of photos. There are also recordings of islanders telling their personal experiences of the eruption and the rebuilding of their town in the aftermath.