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Ferðamálafélag Hríseyjar

The House of Shark Jörundur.
In the oldest house of Hrísey the House of Shark Jörundur, you will find an exhibition about the history of the island and the history of shark fishing in Iceland in earlier centuries. The house has been renovated and brought to its original state and now hosts the Tourist Information Office during summer which is open 1pm - 5 pm from the start of June until the end of August. Feel free to contact us outside regular opening hours call (+354) 695-0077 or email hrisey@hrisey.net for bookings.


Holt - Memorial Museum of Alda Halldórsdóttir.
This was the home where Alda Halldórsdóttir was born in 1913 and lived and grew up with her mother and uncle. The house along with its interiors, shows in a unique way a typical working-class home of that era where the new and the old meet. There you can also find a variety of handicrafts and embroidery by Alda, along with old photographs of her friends and relatives. Alda bequeathed "Holt" to the Hrisey community after her death, in order for it to be used as a memorial of times gone by.
Information at hrisey@hrisey.net

Ferðamálafélag Hríseyjar

Hús Hákarla Jörundar, Norðurvegur 3

GPS Points N65° 58' 45.437" W18° 22' 21.385"
Telephone

466-1703

695-0077

Website www.hrisey.is
Opening period All year

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Hrísey is Iceland's second largest island, the largest being Heimaey in the Westmann Islands. It is covered with vegetation, being, for the most part, flatland which only rises to 110 metres above sea level at its highest point. The bedrock is basalt, about 10 million years old. On the southernmost tip of the island is a small village where most of the islanders live. There is a relatively new swimming pool to tempt the visitor, and also the chance to do a spot of sightseeing from the trailer of a tractor, which is perhaps something one does not experience every day!
The crossing between Hrísey and Árskógssandur takes about 15 minutes one way, and the ferry, Sævar, runs several times a day.

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