The Westman Islands are an archipelago off the south of Iceland. There are 8,000 islands but only one, Hiemaey, is inhabited. It can be reached by a ferry or by a local flight from Bakki Airport; the latter of which only takes six minutes. Hiemaeys attractions include bird cliffs, hiking trails and the residue of the last volcanic eruption in 1973, including a mini-Pompeii of ash-covered streets. Back on the mainland, the area around Bakki Airport is quiet and undeveloped. There are only a few farms here and the small ferry harbour, but no town.