About a year after the date of its first appearance, Nyoe sank into the depths out of which it arose, and its position is now marked only by a moderate shoal. It is not by their ejected lavas alone that the volcanoes of Iceland produce their destructive effects.
Not many hours will elapse before you will see the ground swell like a molehill; an eruption will ensue, and you will be the happy possessor of a Stromboli of your own! Volcanoes of Iceland Mount Hecla Earliest Eruption Great Eruption in 1845 Skaptar Yokul Terrible Eruption in 1783 Rise and Disappearance of Nyoe Katlugaia The Geysers A very hot Bath Californian Geysers Iceland-spar Jan Mayen
In 1783, about a month before the eruption of Skaptar Jokull, a volcanic island named Nyoe, from which fire and smoke issued, was built up. But in time it vanished under the waves, all that remains of it to-day being a reef from five to thirty-five fathoms below the sea-level.
Portions of this crust floated as far as the Shetland and Orkney islands. The King of Denmark named this fiery apparition "Nyoe," or "New Island," and doubtless prided himself not a little on this addition to his limited dominions. But, alas, for human ambition!