Eldey is a small rocky island located 15 km south-west from Reykjanes peninsula. It covers area about 3 hectares. The island is dangerously high and steep and it’s height is 77 meters, so it’s almost inaccessible by humans. Its steep cliffs are home to large numbers of birds, including one of the largest northern gannet colonies in the world, with around 16,000 pairs. The last pair of the former great Auk was killed there in August 1944 as a result of high demand for stuffed birds. The Island was protected in 1940 and subsequently declared a nature reserve in 1974. On January 20, 2008 a camera equipment was setup on the island to broadcast images online.