The island of of completely volcanic origin and is made up of basalt. The Vikings visited the island, but there is no evidence that they ever inabited it.
Today, Staffa is often visited by tourists, and is known for its natural beauty, and as the location of Fingal's Cave.
People Born on Staffa
Staffa in People's Lives
Mary Todd Lincoln: I visited Fingal's Cave here with my son Tad in 1869.
Victoria, Queen of England: I visted here in 1847, with Prince Albert. We were rowed into Fingal's Cave in the royal barge.