Discover the small and friendly island of Hrísey
Hrísey lies peacefully in the Eyjafjörður Fjord. To get to there we drive along the coastline to the small town of Árskógssandur. Then you can look forward to a short but scenic ferry ride to the teardrop shaped island. Hrísey has been inhabited ever since the settlement era and now has a population of 200 persons. It has a lot of vegetation and the inhabitants take care of their gardens and houses making this small island village very charming.
Explore by farm-style wagon
The islanders are also very environmentally conscious and have long pursued a project of sustainability and an eco-friendly lifestyle. There will be a two-hour guided tour of the island, travelling by an uncovered farm-style wagon. The island has no bird predators and the birds are protected by law. It is an ideal sanctuary for the many different species living here. The ptarmigan is often seen walking fearlessly on the streets, seemingly uninterrupted by its proximity to man. On a clear day, Hrísey offers superb views of the ocean and the mountains that line the fjord.
After the ferry ride back to the mainland we‘ll walk over to the Kaldi Brewery for a visit and beer tasting before heading back to Akureyri.