This is the fourth largest of the Westman Islands.
It is situated east of the only inhabited Westman Island, Heimaey, and
to the southwest of the island Ellidaey. Its highest point is Bunki,
an old crater (164 metres). The best ascent is from the northeast.
East of the island is a good shelter for
vessels, when it is
blowing hard from the west. The island is well vegetated and
considered good grazings for 128 heads of sheep and hay was
made there in the past. Hundreds of thousands of puffins and
other seafowl occupy the cliffs and their edges and still
nowadays, the hunters catch the birds and collect eggs every year.
They stay in the hut on the island for a few days during the seasons
and rope their catch down to boats below.
Whales, such as sperm whales, hump backed whales, killer whales, a few
dolphin species, porpoises, grey whales and minke whales, are
frequently spotted around the Westman Islands.