According to the website, travel.spotcoolstuff.com, "So, in the early 1953, the Elliðaey Hunting Association built a lodge on the island for its members to use during their commando puffin missions.
It is this structure, the hunting lodge, that captures the imagination of photographers today. The lodge has no electricity, broadband internet (oh, the horror!) or indoor plumbing. This being Iceland, the lodge does have a sauna. The water for the sauna — and for less important tasks, such as cooking and drinking — comes from a rainwater collection system. The lodge, oddly, is surrounded by a fence, perhaps to keep the puffins from launching a counter attack."
It also states that the island was inhabited by five families about three hundred years ago, which shows that one can sustain life on the island.
Based on my research, you can't travel to the Island and visit it, unless you happen to be a member of the Elliðaey Hunting Association and since this is a travel blog I would be remiss to not mention someplace you could visit.
Although I have never personally been there, Iceland is on my 'to visit' list. Iceland brings thoughts of clean air, warm saunas, happy people and beautiful water to my mind. I think I would visit in the Summer because I understand it is warm with long days. Since I've never been, I can only share my imagination, but if Iceland is on your travel list, check out their travel site, visiticeland.com and write me to let me know about your experience. I just might share your post with my readers. Do you live in Iceland, then by all means, contact me and give me the inside scoop on your great country.
Keep yourself warm and safe. Till next time.
-Tim (the adventure guy)
- See more at: http://travel.spotcoolstuff.com/iceland/secluded-architecture/ellidaey-island#sthash.yJIUjbgn.dpuf