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Hrísey

The island of Hrísey is rightly known as Eyjafjörður's pearl of nature, and is renowned for its abundant birdlife. It lies out in the middle of the fiord and can be reached by the ferry, Sævar - a journey of about 15 minutes.

This small fishing village provides various services which will benefit the visitor e.g. a swimming pool, small guesthouse, restaurant, camping site, café and shop.

From the village, walking tracks fan out to many parts of the island, and for those who are less energetic, an entertaining itinerary could be the following: Sightseeing by tractor round the island, taking in a visit to the shark museum en route. This museum contains much valuable information on the shark hunting activities of yesteryear, as well as other details on the history of island life on Hrísey. On completing this tour, most people will then be ready to taste the island´s speciality, delicious mussels which melt in your mouth.

To get to Hrísey, first head in the direction of Dalvík, but before you reach the town, take the turning leading to Árskógssandur. The Hrísey ferry runs a scheduled service from Árskógssandur - and you can pick up a copy of this at any tourist information centre, most hotels or online.

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Hrísey
GPS Points N65° 59' 3.109" W18° 22' 40.208"
Postal codes

630

Population

200

Website www.hrisey.is

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Others

VisitHrisey.is
Guesthouses
  • Norðurvegur 17
  • 630 Hrísey
  • 898-9408
The House of Shark-Jörundur
Museums
  • Norðurvegur 3
  • 630 Hrísey
  • 466-1497

Others

VisitHrisey.is
Guesthouses
  • Norðurvegur 17
  • 630 Hrísey
  • 898-9408
Wave Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Austurvegur 9
  • 630 Hrísey
  • 695-2277

Others

Verbudin 66
Restaurants
  • Sjávargata 2
  • 630 Hrísey
  • 467-1166 , 891-7293

North Iceland

Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

Explore map with pictures

Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri